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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

Just How Faithful is Old Faithful? Finding Order in Random Behavior part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Geology of National Parks:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks Collection. Students create a histogram to examine the time between geyser eruptions of Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

How Large is a Ton of Rock? -- Thinking about Rock Density part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to calculate the edge length of cubes and diameter of spheres of various rocks starting with their mineralogic composition.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

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

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

What is the Discharge of the Congaree River at Congaree National 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 rating curve to determine discharge at various stage heights.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Yellowstone! A National Park on a Hot Spot 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 foundational math to study the velocity of the North American Plate over the hot spot, the volume of eruptive materials from it, and the recurrence interval of the cataclysmic eruptions.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology

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

Shifting Sands: Quantifying Shoreline and Dune Migration at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 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 weighted averages and data from air photos from 1939 to 2005 to calculate the rate of retreat of the shoreline and the advance of the front of dunes along the shoreline.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

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


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