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Density of the Earth - How to Solve It part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Here we see it, but what's beneath? Effective geologic cross-section problem solving part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection