Francisco San Juan
Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences
Elizabeth City State University
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
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.
Geologic Time Calculations part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students should learn how to be able to determine radiometric age of earth materials, given the percentages of parent and daughter isotopes. However, many students have problems working with graphs. The first part of the exercise is plotting a simple time-temperature graph, followed by simple questions based on their plotted data. The second part is a more complicated set of data (% parent/daughter amounts, accompanied with a radioactive decay curve). The students are supposed to determine the age of the based on the given information
GE-158 Principles of Geological Science part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
This is an introductory course in Physical Geology with no pre-requisites, and serves as one of the science courses with a lab required for all university students to satisfy their general education requirements.
Sustainability Program at Elizabeth City State University part of Integrate:Workshops:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Essays
Francisco C. San Juan, Chemistry, Geology and Physics, Elizabeth City State University At the beginning of the 2012 spring semester, the University created a Sustainability Plan, that outlines the goals and ...