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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.

How Fast Do Materials Weather? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus

A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. -

Heat Capacity of Minerals: A Hands-On Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities

David Bailey, Hamilton College

Minerals are inorganic chemical compounds with a wide range of physical and chemical properties. Geologists frequently measure and observe properties such as hardness, specific gravity, color, etc. Unfortunately, ...

Intro to Graphing part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities

Debra Woodall, Daytona State College

Intro to Graphing is a 2-phase exercise that introduces students to Excel for the purposes of properly storing their data and producing graphs.

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.

Using a Mass Balance Model to Understand Carbon Dioxide and its Connection to Global Warming part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Bob Mackay, Clark College

Students explore the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past 40 years with an interactive on-line model.

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.

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Rate of Lava Flow part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question In 1983, an eruption began at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii that has proved to be the largest and longest-lived eruption since records began in 1823. Lava has poured out of the volcano at an average rate of ...

The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Bob Mackay, Clark College

Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2. -

Carbon Dioxide Exercise part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus

Students work in groups, plotting carbon dioxide concentrations over time on overheads and estimating the rate of change over five years. -