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Bubbles in Magmas part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet and apply the ideal gas law to model the velocity of a bubble rising in a viscous magma.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Gas Laws, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Physics:Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics:Gas Law

How Does Surface Deformation at an Active Volcano Relate to Pressure and Volume Change in the Magma Chamber? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to examine and apply the Mogi model for horizontal and vertical surface displacement vs. depth and pressure conditions in the magma chamber.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Physics

What is the Relationship between Lava Flow Length and Effusion Rate at Mt Etna? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students use Excel to determine a log-log relationship for flow length vs effusion rate and compare it with a theoretical expression for the maximum flow length.

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

Porosity and Permeability of Magmas part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet for an iterative calculation to find volume of bubbles and hence porosity, permeability and gas escape as a function of depth.

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

What is the Volume of the 1992 Eruption of Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate the volume a tephra deposit using an exponential-thinning model.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Physics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, History

How Do We Estimate Magma Viscosity? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to examine how magma viscosity varies with temperature, fraction of crystals, and water content using the non-Arrhenian VFT model.

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

How are Flow Conditions in Volcanic Conduits Estimated? part of 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: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

Mapping Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise at Point Reyes National Seashore part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students work with a color-coded conditional-formatted spreadsheet map to work through a USGS report applying a coastal vulnerability index.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change

Lithospheric Density part of Examples
Students learn about the weighted mean by building spreadsheets that apply this concept to the average density of the oceanic lithosphere.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics, Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Geoscience, Physics:Classical Mechanics:Gravity, Physics:Other Sciences:Geoscience, Enviornmental Science, Physics:Classical Mechanics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards

Deciviews from Look Rock, Great Smoky Mountains National Park: How Hazy is it? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students calculate the haze index and standard visual range from concentrations of particulate matter.

Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science:Air Quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality

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