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Density of Rocks - Some Applications part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
This module studies some applications of being able to determine the density of rocks.

Scaling Galileo's Solar System - Locating the Globes part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
In this module, students are asked to produce an angular measure of the planets' position based on their scaled orbital distances and periods. To plot the position of the planet on a campus map, they are also asked to convert polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates.

The Earth's Shells - Thicknesses and Densities part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
This module explores the combination of densities and shell thicknesses that produce an aggregate density of the Earth of 5.5 g/cm3.

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?

Angle of Repose part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
A student activity to determine the angle of repose and what factors determine te angle of repose.

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.

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.

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

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.