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# Quantitative Skills

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Floods over time: death vs. destruction part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Anna Tary, Bentley University

This exercise looks at the dollar losses and deaths caused by flooding in the US, and at the causes of, and relationships between the two trends.

Quantitative Classroom Exercises part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Steven Schafersman, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, The

The four exercises give students an opportunity to use their knowledge of graphs, algebra, and maps to solve simple geological problems.

Gulf Anoxia Course Project part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Sadredin Moosavi, Tulane University of Louisiana

In this activity students work in groups to investigate the problem of Gulf of Mexico hypoxia before developing mitigation strategies based on local contriubtions to the problem. The students present their ideas in a public meeting debate format from which a solution must be selected by the entire class.

The Metrical Mastrix in Teaching Mineralogy part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Activities

G. V. Gibbs

The calculation of the d-spacings, the angles between planes and zones, the bond lengths and angles and other important geometric relationships for a mineral can be a tedious task for the student and the ...

Rb-Sr isotope in-class exercise part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Allen Glazner

This set of problems involves calculations of changes in radiogenic isotope ratios. It requires students to understand the concept of an isochron and how isotope ratios change (or do not change) during magma mixing ...

Properties of Rhyolite Magma part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Barbara Nash

The purpose of the exercise is to acquaint igneous petrology students with properties of silicic magmas, and to emphasize the effect of water content on viscosity of silicic magmas. Students have to determine the ...

Flow of Andesite Lava part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Barbara Nash

The purpose of the exercise is to familiarize igneous petrology students with flow properties of lava, especially viscosity, and to have them consider effects on viscosity due to temperature, crystallinity and ...

Batch and Rayleigh Decarbonation Modeling of d13C part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Jade Star Lackey, Pomona College;

This is an Excel spreadsheet and graph that illustrates standard "batch" and Rayleigh decarbonation models and how they can be used to detect fluid infiltration during metamorphism of carbonates. It makes ...

Chemical Differentiation in the Palisades Sill part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Matthew Gorring, Montclair State University

The purpose of this assignment is for students to synthesize field observations, petrography, and whole-rock chemical analyses in order to investigate chemical differentiation processes in a basaltic magma chamber. ...

Thermobarometry Problem Set part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Jane Selverstone

This homework assignment gives students first-hand experience with thermobarometric calculations. Because many of my students are math challenged, I give them a choice of solving the equations by hand or with ...