# Examples

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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 ...

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.

Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Examples

An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

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.

Serial Dilution: Tracking Bacterial Population Size and Antibiotic Resistance part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to calculate and compare bacterial population sizes from lab cultures in antibiotic-free and antibiotic-containing media.

Predator-Prey Interactions -- Modeling the Number of Fishers and Porcupines in New Hampshire part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum activity/Introductory Ecology course. Students build and manipulate spreadsheets to model and graph populations using the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey equations.

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.

First Accounting Cycle, 1 -- Classifying Accounting Data Using Excel part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to post financial transactions and use a table-lookup function to classify them.

Why Don't I Feel Better Yet? Examining the effect of dose, time interval, and elimination rate on attaining a therapeutic drug level part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students use a spreadsheet to build a two-way table of drug level vs. time and elimination rate with parameters dosage interval and amount.

Minimizing Cost while Meeting Nutritional Needs -- An example of linear programming part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Excel Solver to find the linear combination of servings of two specified foods that minimize cost while meeting nutritional requirements.