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Discharge and Sediment Transport in the Field part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Jeff Clark, Lawrence University
In this quantitative field activity, students collect field data on channel geometry, flow velocity, and bed materials. Using these data, they apply flow resistance equations and sediment transport relations to estimate the bankfull discharge and to determine if the flow is sufficient to mobilize the bed.

Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Laboratory Activity: The Sun and Climate part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Peter Selkin, University of Washington, Tacoma
In this physical geography lab, students examine the relationship between solar altitude, solar declination, and temperature regimes. Using data collected in the field, mathematical relationships, and temperature records available on the Internet, students compare the insolation and climate in their location to that of other locations.

Investigating an ore deposit: from metal reserve to waste disposal part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Mona Sirbescu, Central Michigan University

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.

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.

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Surface Area of the Moon vs. Earth part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Question If you could wrap the Moon in a gigantic cloth and then unwrap the cloth and spread it out on the Earth, how much of the Earth's surface would it cover?

Salt Marshes: estimation techniques using basic algebra and geometry part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Yelena Meadows; Sharareh Nikbakht
The activity allows for learning about salt marshes ecosystem and practicing of basic math in estimations.

Daisyworld Lab part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Kirsten Menking, Vassar College
Students explore a STELLA model of Daisyworld, a self-regulating system incorporating positive and negative feedbacks.

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.