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Driving Across Town for Cheaper Gas -- A Cost/Benefit Analysis part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to explore the trade-offs between "bargain-priced" gas vs. the extra mileage needed to get it. A modeling problem.

Subject: Economics

Vacation! How Long and How Far? -- A Geological Circuit of National Parks in the Colorado Plateau part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students estimate travel times and costs of a driving/camping trip to visit national parks in the Colorado Plateau.

Subject: Economics, Geoscience

Is It Hot in Here? -- Spreadsheeting Conversions in the English and Metric Systems part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module/Introductory chemistry course. Students build spreadsheets to examine unit conversions between the metric and English systems. Spreadsheet level: Beginner.

Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics

Simple vs. Compound Interest -- Spreadsheeting the Difference part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to tabulate, graph and compare the future value of investments with compound vs. simple interest. Spreadsheet level: beginner.

Subject: Mathematics, Economics

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 the Great Pyramid of Giza? -- Would it make a wall that would enclose France? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students calculate the volume of the Great Pyramid and, following Napoleon, estimate whether its volume is large enough to make a wall around France.

Subject: History, Mathematics

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

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

How Far is Yonder Mountain? -- A Trig Problem part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Polya's problem-solving heuristic to find the distance of a peak using vertical angles sighted from a wagon train heading toward the peak.

Subject: Mathematics, Geography

Earth's Planetary Density: Constraining What We Think about the Earth's Interior part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to forward calculate the Earth's aggregate density from combinations of densities and thicknesses of the Earth's four shells.

Subject: Geoscience