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Frequency of Large Earthquakes -- Introducing Some Elementary Statistical Descriptors part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students examine the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 7 and above) per year for 1970-1999 and 1940-1999. QL: descriptors of a frequency distribution.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience, Mathematics:Statistics

Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience

Deciviews from Look Rock, Great Smoky Mountains National Park: How Hazy is it? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students calculate the haze index and standard visual range from concentrations of particulate matter.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience, Environmental Science:Air Quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality

Mapping Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise at Point Reyes National Seashore part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students work with a color-coded conditional-formatted spreadsheet map to work through a USGS report applying a coastal vulnerability index.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change

Let's Take a Hike in Catoctin Mountain Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a topographic map and spreadsheet to find how many Big Macs they burned off on a five-mile hike at Catoctin Mountain Park.

Subject: Geoscience: Mathematics, Geoscience

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students estimate the net volume of pollutants flowing into the Houchin's Narrows entrance of Mammoth Cave using actual air-flow and air-quality data from the park.

Subject: Geoscience: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Geoscience, :Geology, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Pollutants, Mathematics, Environmental Science, :Air Quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Pollutants

Carbon Sequestration in Campus Trees part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection: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.

Subject: Geoscience: Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience, :Biogeosciences

Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 2: Variability part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate standard deviation and z-values to examine a possible outlier in a positively skewed data set.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Water supply/water resource evaluation, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Surface Water, Geoscience, :Geology, Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry

Earthquake Magnitude: How Can We Compare the Sizes of Earthquakes? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to tabulate and graph seismic wave amplitude and energy release to explore the logarithmic scale of earthquake magnitude.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Global Climate: Estimating How Much Sea Level Changes When Continental Ice Sheets Form part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate how far sea level drops during a continental glaciation.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

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