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# Subject: Geoscience

# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 34 matches
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- Differential Equations and Integrals 20 matches
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- Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis 3 matches
- Fractions and Ratios 11 matches
- Gathering Data 7 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 46 matches
- Graphs 88 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 35 matches
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Comparing Carbon Calculators part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Mark McCaffrey, National Center for Science Education

Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various ...

Exercise 8: Using LiDAR and GPS data to model the water table in ArcScene part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Tutorial for using the new LiDAR tools (LAS dataset and LAS toolbar) in ArcGIS 10.1 (Acrobat (PDF) 13.8MB Nov6 13). Same LiDAR Tutorial as a Word doc (Microsoft Word ...

Reagents, Compositions, Weight Loss part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities

Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota-Main Campus

This is a short experimental study of several different reagents and what happens to them when they are heated to 110° and 1200° C.

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.

Estimating Exchange Rates of Water in Embayments using Simple Budget Equations. part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Keith Sverdrup, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Simple budgets may be used to estimate the exchange of water in embayments that capitalize on the concept of steady state and conservation principals. This is especially true for bays that experience a significant exchange of freshwater. This exchange of freshwater may reduce the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if it involves addition of freshwater from rivers, R, and/or precipitation, P. Alternatively, it may increase the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if there is relatively little river input and high evaporation, E. Since freshwater input changes the salt concentration in the bay, and salt is a conservative material, it is possible to combine two steady state budgets for a bay, one for salt and one for water, to solve for the magnitude of the water flows that enter and exit the bay mouth. Students will make actual calculations for the inflow and outflow of water to Puget Sound, Washington and the Mediterranean Sea and compare them to actual measured values.

Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity? part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities

Todd Ellis, Western Michigan University

This lab guides students through an examination of the hurricane record to determine if there is a trend in hurricane intensity over the past 40 years and introduces some issues related to statistics and ...

Radiocarbon dating project part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities

Mark Schmitz, Boise State University

This is an example of an activity used in a Quaternary Geochronology course, in which a small group of students (3-4) is tasked with transforming a set of activity measurements into radiocarbon ages and calibrated ...

Modeling the carbon cycle of the anthropocene part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Heather Stoll

Students use an Excel sheet to complete forward and inverse models of changes in carbon distribution between atmosphere, ocean and the biosphere from 1751 to the present and several centuries into the future. The model is given as a mostly complete package, into which students input emissions data in various sensitivity tests.

Vectors and slope stability part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

An in-class activity or homework for graphically solving slope-stability problems with vectors.

What is the Volume of the 1992 Eruption of Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology:Examples

chuck connor, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg

SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate the volume a tephra deposit using an exponential-thinning model.