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Frequency of Large Earthquakes -- Introducing Some Elementary Statistical Descriptors part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students examine the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 7 and above) per year for 1970-1999 and 1940-1999. QL: descriptors of a frequency distribution.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience, Mathematics:Statistics

Something is Askew at Mammoth Cave National Park part of 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: 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, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Data Management and Organization, Environmental Science, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Data Management and Organization:Outliers, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation:One Categorical Variable:Graphical Displays, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology, Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Karst, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of 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.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Geoscience, :Geology, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Pollutants, Mathematics, Environmental Science, :Air Quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Pollutants

How often do earthquakes occur? part of Examples
Students use spreadsheet tables and charts to explore the relationship between earthquake magnitude and frequency.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Linear Models:Regression, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Linear Models, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation, Data Presentation:Multivariate Quantitative Relationships:Scatterplot, Physics:Oscillations & Waves:Wave Motion, Physics:Oscillations & Waves, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Presentation:Multivariate Quantitative Relationships

Powers of 2: Many Grains of Wheat part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use a spreadsheet to connect powers of 2 to powers of 10 to help understand exponential growth.

Subject: Mathematics

How Diverse Are We? -- Comparing Racial Composition of NYC and USA, 1980-2000 part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students analyze the percentage of change in the diversity of the US compared to New York City over 20 years.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics

Let's Take a Hike in Catoctin Mountain Park part of 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: Mathematics, Geoscience

Dirty Jobs vs. Clean Jobs part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use spreadsheets to help find the difference in percentages of salaries between dirty and clean jobs.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics

Investing for Retirement part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use the Compound Interest Equation and an annuity equation to calculate the growth of investments over time.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics, Economics

Modeling Exponential Bacteria Growth on Planet Riker part of Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students use Excel to conduct data analysis and examine bacteria growth in a lake.

Subject: Mathematics, Biology:Microbiology

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