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Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
This is an activity that uses the spreadsheet program Excel to explore the origins of subsidence in New Orleans. There are two versions. The first is a traditional Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum (SSAC) module ...

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere:Weather, Surface Processes:Weathering, Erosion, Mass Wasting, Human Dimensions, Natural Hazards

Lithospheric Density part of Examples
Students learn about the weighted mean by building spreadsheets that apply this concept to the average density of the oceanic lithosphere.

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Solid Earth

Carbon Sequestration in Campus Trees part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use allometric relationships to calculate tree mass from trunk diameter in a stand of trees in the Pacific Northwest.

Earth System Topics: Biosphere, Ecology

Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Examples
An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earthquakes, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards

Calculating Readability part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use the Gunning FOG Index, the Flesch Reading Ease Scale and the FORCAST Readability Formula to understand the readability level of a given passage.

Exercise to Calculate River Discharge part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use field data from rivers to understand how river discharge is calculated.

Dirty Jobs vs. Clean Jobs part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use spreadsheets to help find the difference in percentages of salaries between dirty and clean jobs.

Buffer Capacity in Chemical Equilibrium: How long can you hyperventilate before severe alkalosis sets in? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Earth System Topics: Biosphere

The Digital Divide: A Data Analysis Activity Using Subtotals part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students analyze a given data set to understand the "Digital Divide" by means of percentages and the Subtotal tool in Excel.

Achieve New Heights: Go to the Rockies! part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students estimate travel times and costs of a driving/camping trip to visit national parks in Colorado.

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