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Activities (3)

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
In this Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum activity, students create spreadsheets to examine the effect of changing the dose size, the dosing interval, and the elimination rate on the time required to reach a steady-state maximum and minimum drug level. Students perform several "what-if" analyses, changing each of the parameters, in order to understand how the desired drug level can be attained in a patient. Graphs are created and used to help interpret the effect of changing each parameter.

Chemical Equilibrium -- What Are the Characteristics of Equilibrium Reactions? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to compare the time course of a reaction that goes to completion to that of an equilibrium reaction.

Is It Hot in Here? -- Spreadsheeting Conversions in the English and Metric Systems part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
In this Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum activity, students create spreadsheets to convert units between and within the English and the metric systems. They work with units for temperature, volume and mass. The module includes a review of the basics about unit conversions and an introduction to spreadsheets for new users.