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Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Examples
An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience

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

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

Flood Days and Good Canoeing Days at Congaree National Park part of Examples
SSAC Geology of National Parks module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate probabilities using USGS hydrograph data, a spreadsheet of daily stage heights, and the COUNTIF function.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

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

Mined-Over Matter: Remembering Copper Mining at Keweenaw National Historic Park, Upper Peninsula Michigan part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students calculate the amount of rock removed and the value of copper produced at the great Keweenaw District up to 1925.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Economic Geology

Principles of Sociology part of SSDAN:Activities
We have spent the last few weeks discussing race, class, and gender inequalities and how sociologists conceptualize these inequalities on the structural, rather than the individual, level. In this second research report, you will have the opportunity to apply this structural perspective. You will use U.S. Census data from 1950 to 1990 to analyze shifts in occupational structures in your home state and how these shifts vary by race, sex, or education.

Subject: Sociology

A Look at High School Dropout Rates: Average Rates of Change and Trend Lines part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate an average rate of change and compare it to the slope of the trend line on a scatter plot of a real-world data set

Subject: Education

How Large is a Ton of Rock? -- Thinking about Rock Density part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to calculate the edge length of cubes and diameter of spheres of various rocks starting with their mineralogic composition.

Subject: Geoscience

Radioactive Decay and Popping Popcorn -- Understanding the Rate Law part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to forward model an example of exponential decay and interpret the meaning of the decay constant.

Subject: Physics:Modern Physics:Nuclear Physics, Chemistry