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# Subject: Geoscience

# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 34 matches
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- Differential Equations and Integrals 20 matches
- Estimation 63 matches
- Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis 3 matches
- Fractions and Ratios 11 matches
- Gathering Data 7 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 46 matches
- Graphs 88 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 35 matches
- Models and Modeling 57 matches
- Probability and Statistics 76 matches
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- Scientific Notation 10 matches
- Units and Unit Conversions 56 matches
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Results 1 - 10 of **254 matches**

Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples

Brian Welch, Saint Olaf College

This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context. -

Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity? part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities

Todd Ellis, Western Michigan University

This lab guides students through an examination of the hurricane record to determine if there is a trend in hurricane intensity over the past 40 years and introduces some issues related to statistics and ...

Estimating Exchange Rates of Water in Embayments using Simple Budget Equations. part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Keith Sverdrup, National Science Foundation

Simple budgets may be used to estimate the exchange of water in embayments that capitalize on the concept of steady state and conservation principals. This is especially true for bays that experience a significant exchange of freshwater. This exchange of freshwater may reduce the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if it involves addition of freshwater from rivers, R, and/or precipitation, P. Alternatively, it may increase the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if there is relatively little river input and high evaporation, E. Since freshwater input changes the salt concentration in the bay, and salt is a conservative material, it is possible to combine two steady state budgets for a bay, one for salt and one for water, to solve for the magnitude of the water flows that enter and exit the bay mouth. Students will make actual calculations for the inflow and outflow of water to Puget Sound, Washington and the Mediterranean Sea and compare them to actual measured values.

Earthquake Shaking and Damage part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

This student homework and problem set has students quantitatively earthquake hazard, shaking and damage.

Reagents, Compositions, Weight Loss part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities

Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota-Main Campus

This is a short experimental study of several different reagents and what happens to them when they are heated to 110° and 1200° C.

Radiocarbon dating project part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities

Mark Schmitz, Boise State University

This is an example of an activity used in a Quaternary Geochronology course, in which a small group of students (3-4) is tasked with transforming a set of activity measurements into radiocarbon ages and calibrated ...

Modeling the interior of the Earth using Seismic Waves part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

Students use a variety of tools to explore the interior of the Earth in this inquiry activity.

Northridge: A Case Study of an Urban Earthquake part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2

Michael Mayhew, National Science Foundation;

Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Case Study explores the mystery of how such a major fault could have been missed within a tectonic basin that is ...

Mid-level spreadsheeting and complex modeling of real-world scarp evolution part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

William Locke, Montana State University-Bozeman

This exercise is a second or familiarization exercise in spreadsheeting, but is also a mathematical model for slope evolution. It uses the concept of "erosivity" (generally, the relative ratio of driving and resisting forces) and slope angle to reshape an initial topography. Finally, it asks the students themselves to come up with a real-world situation worth modeling.

Earth's history in 4.56 meters: constructing a timeline with calculator tape part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

An activity where students make a geologic timeline from calculator tape.