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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

Salmon Use of Geomorphically Restored Streams at Point Reyes National Seashore 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 work with salmon-trace streambed data to study whether removal of a spawning run barrier was effective

Subject: Geoscience: Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Restoration/Reclamation

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

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

Achieve New Heights: Go to the Rockies! 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 travel times and costs of a driving/camping trip to visit national parks in Colorado.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

How Much Water Is In Crater Lake? 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 an answer from a bathymetric map by summing volumes of vertical prisms.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

A Percentage Stroll through Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone 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 calculate percentages and percent differences to compare various measures of fumaroles, mud pots, hot springs and geysers in this introduction to hydrothermal features at Yellowstone NP.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience


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