# Activities

## Materials for Lab and Class

# Subject: Geoscience

# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 34 matches
- Arithmetic/Computation 101 matches
- Differential Equations and Integrals 20 matches
- Estimation 64 matches
- Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis 3 matches
- Fractions and Ratios 11 matches
- Gathering Data 7 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 47 matches
- Graphs 88 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 35 matches
- Models and Modeling 57 matches
- Probability and Statistics 77 matches
- Problem Solving 103 matches
- Scientific Notation 10 matches
- Units and Unit Conversions 56 matches
- Vectors and Matrices 9 matches

Results 1 - 10 of **256 matches**

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.

Radiocarbon dating project part of 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 ...

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 ...

Mid-level spreadsheeting and complex modeling of real-world scarp evolution part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

William Locke, Montana State University-Bozeman

This exercise is a second or familiarization exercise in spreadsheeting, but is also a mathematical model for slope evolution. It uses the concept of "erosivity" (generally, the relative ratio of driving and resisting forces) and slope angle to reshape an initial topography. Finally, it asks the students themselves to come up with a real-world situation worth modeling.

Calculation of your personal carbon footprint part of Energy:Energy Activities

Scott Giorgis, SUNY College at Geneseo

This worksheet walks the students through the steps for calculating their personal carbon footprint. Additionally it helps them consider options for reducing their carbon footprint and the potential costs of those ...

Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity? part of 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 ...

Heat Capacity of Minerals: A Hands-On Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics part of Mineralogy:Activities

David Bailey, Hamilton College

Minerals are inorganic chemical compounds with a wide range of physical and chemical properties. Geologists frequently measure and observe properties such as hardness, specific gravity, color, etc. Unfortunately, ...

The Heat is On: Understanding Local Climate Change part of Visualization:Examples

Dan Zalles, SRI International

Students draw conclusions about the extent to which multiple decades of temperature data about Phoenix suggest that a shift in local climate is taking place as opposed to exhibiting nothing more than natural ...

Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples

Brian Welch, Saint Olaf College

This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context. -

Earthquake Shaking and Damage part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

This student homework and problem set has students quantitatively earthquake hazard, shaking and damage.