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Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Cutting Edge: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: Human Dimensions, Surface Processes:Weathering, Erosion, Mass Wasting, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Atmosphere:Weather

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

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

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, Biosphere

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

Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 1: Measures of Central Tendency part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students examine the histogram of a positively skewed data set and calculate its mean, median and mode.

Earth System Topics: Hydrology:Ground Water, Hydrology, :Surface Water

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.

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.

Glacier (?) National Park part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students examine data about the disappearing glaciers in the park; after calculating percentage change in the number of glaciers from 1850 to 2000, they interpolate to estimate when Grinnell glacier will be gone.

Take a Deep Breath on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: How Many Ozone Molecules Do You Inhale? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students work with ratio and proportion and the concept of mole to calculate the number of molecules of ozone in a volume of air from concentration data.

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