# Quantitative Skills, Thinking, and Reasoning Activities

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Earth's history in 4.56 meters: constructing a timeline with calculator tape

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

An activity where students make a geologic timeline from calculator tape.

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River Flooding and Erosion

Bill Dupre, University of Houston-University Park

Students take a real-life situation (river flooding and erosion), use real flood and map data, and make predictions and recommendations as to what to do to help alleviate the problem.

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Density of the Earth - How to Solve It

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

This module addresses the real problem of determining the density of the Earth and invites the student to figure out how to solve the problem.

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy

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.

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Percentage of Copper in Ore

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question Suppose that you are building a new house. It will take about 90 kg (198 pounds) of copper to do the electrical wiring. In order to get the copper in the first place, someone needs to mine solid rock that ...

Math Review

Kallina Dunkle, Austin Peay State University

This is designed as an introductory lab for hydrogeology or other upper-level courses that are quantitative in nature in order to review key mathematical concepts that will be used throughout the semester.

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy

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.

Radiometric Dating

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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.

Density of rocks - How large is a ton of rock?

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

This module addresses the problem of how to determine the size of a ton of rocks of a given composition and invites the student to figure out how to solve the problem.

Density of Earth - Using Some Field Data

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

This module addresses the problem of how to determine the density of the earth and has students do some field experiments to get the data they need to answer the problem.