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

The Manning Equation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum Module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate discharge for a culvert using the Manning equation, and to estimate culvert size, given a specified discharge.

What Time Did The Potato Die? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Simulating a forensic calculation, students build spreadsheets and create graphs to find the time of death of a potato victim from temperature vs. time data.

First Accounting Cycle, 2 -- Sorting and Grouping Data Using Excel part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students work with the spreadsheet they created in Part I to sort and classify the data they entered using a Pivot Table.

Yellowstone! A National Park on a Hot Spot part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.

Dunes, Boxcars, and Ball Jars: Mining the Great Lakes Shores part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students use spreadsheets to analyze the reasons why New Orleans has subsided in the past 250 years.

Tsunami-Time part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students build spreadsheets to compute the time it takes a tsunami wave to pass over different regions of the ocean.

Assessing earthquake risk: How often does the Big One occur? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students use spreadsheet tables and charts to explore the Gutenberg-Richter relationship between an earthquakes magnitude and recurrence interval.

Creating a Household Budget part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students track their expenses and use Excel to compare them to Seattle/Tacoma averages. Developed for adult students taking English as a Second Language.