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# Subject: Geoscience

# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 32 matches
- Arithmetic/Computation 96 matches
- Differential Equations and Integrals 18 matches
- Estimation 59 matches
- Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis 1 match
- Fractions and Ratios 9 matches
- Gathering Data 6 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 45 matches
- Graphs 85 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 34 matches
- Models and Modeling 56 matches
- Probability and Statistics 72 matches
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- Scientific Notation 10 matches
- Units and Unit Conversions 55 matches
- Vectors and Matrices 8 matches

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Assessing the error of linear and planar field data using Fisher statistics part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Vince Cronin, Baylor University

Instruction on use of Fisher statistics to determine the mean and 95% confidence interval of geological vectors, lines or planes, with examples, problems and an Excel spreadsheet for computation.

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

Students are asked to numerically and then analytically determine the relations governing the depth of compensation.

Engaging Question part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities

Karl Wirth, Macalester College Course: Dynamic Earth and Global Change 20 students This activity serves a number of functions, including an introduction to the course, a learning prompt that can be revisited ...

A Case Study: Geology, Remediation, Investigation at a RR Repair Shop Brownfield Site, St. Paul, Minnesota part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection

Kate Kleiter

A case-study approach can be used to introduce students to the work that geologists do as environmental consultants. Data used by environmental consultants for a Brownfield site that is currently undergoing ...

Waves Through Earth: Interactive Online Mac and PC part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples

JAVA Applet and activity provided by Visual Entities. Starting Point page organized by R.M. MacKay.

Students vary the seismic P and S wave velocity through each of four concentric regions of Earth and match "data" for travel times vs. angular distance around Earth's surface from the source to ...

Mass Balance Model part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples

Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology.

Students are introduced to the concept of mass balance, flow rates, and equilibrium using an online interactive water bucket model. -

Matlab Module to Delineate Zones of Contribution part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities

Roseanna Neupauer, University of Colorado at Boulder

This module includes two Matlab routines to delineate zones of contribution. Students can vary aquifer parameters and stresses and observe the effects on the zone of contribution.

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples

Brian Welch

College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web. -

Radiometric Dating part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

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Peter Kohn - James Madison University
Christopher Gellasch - U.S. Military Academy
Jim Sochacki - James Madison University
Scott Eaton - James Madison University
Richard Ford - Weber State University

This activity leads students through derivations of the equations associated with radiometric dating.

GEOLogic: Volcanologists part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine

students are asked to resolve how many days each of 5 volcanologists spent at a volcano and what day they started for the volcano. There is also a second part where students are asked to do some additional research about volcanoes on the web.