University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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.
A Cross-Section and Geologic History from Field Data Collected by Second Year Students in the St Francois Mountains of Missouri part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity takes place during a 3-day field trip to St Francois Mountains, Missouri. Students use their field data to construct a cross-section through a portion of the field area.
Planet Earth, Quantitative Reasoning (Geol 103) part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
Physical geology for non-science majors. This course fulfulls quantitative reasoning requirements for non-science liberal arts degrees.