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How Large is a Ton of Rock? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
PowerPoint module leading students through creation and manipulation of spreadsheets to calculate the edge length of cubes and diameter of spheres of various rocks weighing a ton.

Westward Ho! How Far is Yonder Mountain part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
PowerPoint module leading students through development of a spreadsheet to calculate the distance of a mountain peak from coplanar vertical angles shot from two points a known distance apart.

Floods on the Minnesota River - Planning for St. Peter part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
James Welsh, Gustavus Adolphus College
In this lab, students make a flood hazard map for the city of St. Peter, MN.

Spreadsheets and the Hydrological Cycle part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Seth Edward Rose
Devise and implement a spreadsheet solution for a basin hydrological cycle.

Effective Discharge in Fluvial Geomorphology part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Richard Laurence Orndorff, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Geoscience Related Links Floods and Flooding Recurrence Intervals Probability
Use Statistically and empirically based solution techniques to calculate the effective discharge of a stream.,/p>

Bubble Sizes in Vesicular Basalt part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Jason Turflinger and Carl Drummond
Students analyze vertical changes in vesicle size-frequency distributions over small distances.

Flood Frequency and Risk Assessment part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Carol Ormand, Carleton College
Students calculate recurrence intervals for various degrees of flooding based on historical data. Students then do a risk assessment for the surrounding community.

Stokes' Law Exercise for "Rocks and Minerals" part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Karen Bartels - Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL
Students in a lab qualitatively "derive" Stokes' Law by timing the settling of various objects through given fluids.

Density of the Earth - How to Solve It part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
This module addresses the real problem of determining the density of the Earth and invites the student to figure out how to solve the problem.

Demonstration of radioactive decay using pennies part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
A demonstration (with full class participation) to illustrate radioactive decay by flipping coins. Shows students visually the concepts of exponential decay, half-life and randomness. Works best in large classes – the more people, the better.