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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 10 matches
- Gathering Data 6 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 45 matches
- Graphs 84 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 34 matches
- Models and Modeling 55 matches
- Probability and Statistics 72 matches
- Problem Solving 101 matches
- Scientific Notation 10 matches
- Units and Unit Conversions 56 matches
- Vectors and Matrices 8 matches

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Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Eruption Rates part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question Over the last 70 million years or so, the Hawaiian Hot Spot has been pumping out lava, a total of about 775,000 km3 worth. As the Pacific Plate has moved over the hot spot, the volcanic peaks and plateaus ...

Sun Spot Analysis part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Bob Mackay, Clark College; Mike Clark

Introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra". -

Using Mass Balance to Understand Atmospheric CFCs part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Bob Mackay, Clark College

Students use an interactive online mass balance model help understand the observed levels of chlorofluorocarbon CFC-12 over the recent past. -

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.

Flooding in the Finger Lakes Region, NY part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Tara Curtin, Hobart & William Smith Colleges