University of Texas of the Permian Basin, The
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Quantitative Classroom Exercises part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
The four exercises give students an opportunity to use their knowledge of graphs, algebra, and maps to solve simple geological problems.
Investigating dimensions of the solar system part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students use planetary mass and radius to calculate density and compare these quantities to orbital radius in order to assess trends and patters in the solar system. Excel is used to graphically compare the data (mass, and radius) and the calculation results (density) orbital distance. The results are used to investigate and evaluate the Nebular Hypothesis.
Earth and Space Science part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
Earth and Space Science is a 12th grade senior capstone science course being designed for the new four years of science requirement in Texas. It covers space, earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences in a rigorous, quantitative fashion, builds on previous courses in biology, chemistry, and physics, and makes use of the Internet and Web for delivery of much of the course content.