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24 matches# Quantitative Skills

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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.

Calculation of the Magnitude of Lunar and Solar Tidal Forces on the Earth part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Randal Mandock, Clark Atlanta University; Randal Mandock, Clark Atlanta University

Project in which students calculate the magnitude of lunar and solar tidal forces on the earth. They calculate the solar tidal effect relative to the lunar tidal effect and the relative solar tidal effect for spring-tide conditions.

Investigating dimensions of the solar system part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Francisco San Juan, Elizabeth City State University; Steven Schafersman, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, The; Michael Stewart, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Planetary data are used to investigate and evaluate the Nebular Hypothesis.

Reaching for a Star... (and finding its diameter!) part of Earth and Space Science:Summer 2011:Activities

Jan Davagian

The use of metric units and measuring skills are reviewed. Extreme distances are measured using a pinhole camera to set up ratios of similar triangles.

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Approaching Asteroid part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question If asteroids careen through the solar system at 25 km/second, how far away would we have to detect one in order to have a year's notice to prepare for an impact, as was portrayed in the movie Deep ...

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Collision with Asteroid part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question We have located an asteroid heading directly for the Earth. It is now 1.6 million km away from the Earth, about 4 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon. The asteroid is travelling at 25 km/second. ...

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Spacecraft Acceleration part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question Suppose someone offered you a ride to the nearest star in a new spacecraft that could travel at half the speed of light, or about 150,000 km/second. In order to reach such a cruising speed, you and the ...

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Velocity of Asteroids part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question Asteroids zip through space at truly astounding velocities. Let's try to put that into perspective. It took the Apollo astronauts about 3 days to travel from the Earth to the Moon. a) If you could ...

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: The Distance Radio Waves Have Traveled part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question We have been broadcasting radio waves in all directions since the development of radio and television stations. How far could you be from the Earth and detect the faint signals of an early Star Trek ...

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Comparing Jupiter with Earth part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question Below, you'll see a drawing of Jupiter showing the Great Red Spot, as well as several of the dark scars, like enormous black eyes, left as a result of the impact of fragments of the comet ...