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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

How are Flow Conditions in Volcanic Conduits Estimated? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology:Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate velocity of rising magma in steady-state Plinian eruptions using conservation of mass and momentum.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter, Physics:General Physics:Properties of Matter, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Physics:Classical Mechanics

Flood Days and Good Canoeing Days at Congaree National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples
SSAC Geology of National Parks module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate probabilities using USGS hydrograph data, a spreadsheet of daily stage heights, and the COUNTIF function.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

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

How Do We Estimate Melt Density? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology:Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate melt density at high temperatures and pressures from the thermodynamic properties of silicates.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Mixtures, Solutions, & Compounds:Molarity, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Physics

Mined-Over Matter: Remembering Copper Mining at Keweenaw National Historic Park, Upper Peninsula Michigan 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 amount of rock removed and the value of copper produced at the great Keweenaw District up to 1925.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Economic Geology

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

Something is Askew at Mammoth Cave National Park 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 use the geometric mean and multiplicative standard deviation to examine the right-skewed distribution of nutrient concentrations in water-quality data at Mammoth Cave National Park.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Non-Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Sustainability, Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Biology:Ecology, Geoscience, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Restoration/Reclamation, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation, Statistical Inference and Techniques, Mathematics:Statistics, Mathematics, :Statistics:Data Presentation:One Categorical Variable, One Categorical Variable:Graphical Displays, Environmental Science, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Data Management and Organization:Outliers, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Data Management and Organization, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology, Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Karst, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 1: Measures of Central Tendency 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 examine the histogram of a positively skewed data set and calculate its mean, median and mode.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water supply/water resource evaluation, Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Ground Water:Water cycle/groundwater-surface water interface, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geoscience, :Hydrology:Ground Water

Dunes, Boxcars, and Ball Jars: Mining the Great Lakes Shores 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 estimate the volume of sand in Hoosier Slide, a large dome-shaped dune quarried away in the 1920s from what is now Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. They also estimate the number of boxcars to carry the sand, and the number of Ball jars produced from it.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience


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