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Lithospheric Density part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students learn about the weighted mean by building spreadsheets that apply this concept to the average density of the oceanic lithosphere.

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): Miami part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Students use a spreadsheet to compute the hypothetical risk of an Andrew-like hurricane to downtown Miami.

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.

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.

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.

Getting to the Point: Exploring Tectonic Motion at Point Reyes National Seashore 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 calculate such earthquake-related numbers as fault displacement rate and earthquake recurrence interval associated with the San Andreas Fault at Point Reyes National Seashore.

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.

Shifting Sands: Quantifying Shoreline and Dune Migration at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC: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.