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Yellowstone! A National Park on a Hot Spot part of 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.

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

Dunes, Boxcars, and Ball Jars: Mining the Great Lakes Shores part of 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.

Subject: Geoscience

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Examples
Students use spreadsheets to analyze the reasons why New Orleans has subsided in the past 250 years.

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Surface Water, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geoscience, :Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Water cycle/groundwater-surface water interface, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Landforms/Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Subsidence, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geography, :Physical, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones

Tsunami-Time part of Examples
Students build spreadsheets to compute the time it takes a tsunami wave to pass over different regions of the ocean.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Physics:Oscillations & Waves, Oscillations & Waves:Wave Motion, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology

Assessing earthquake risk: How often does the Big One occur? part of Examples
Students use spreadsheet tables and charts to explore the Gutenberg-Richter relationship between an earthquakes magnitude and recurrence interval.

Subject: Geoscience

Creating a Household Budget part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students track their expenses and use Excel to compare them to Seattle/Tacoma averages. Developed for adult students taking English as a Second Language.

Subject: Mathematics, Economics

Minimizing Cost while Meeting Nutritional Needs -- An example of linear programming part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Excel Solver to find the linear combination of servings of two specified foods that minimize cost while meeting nutritional requirements.

Subject: Health Sciences, Economics

What's the Difference? -- Calculating the difference in wages for a bookkeeper (AA degree) vs. a cashier (no college degree) part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a basic spreadsheet to calculate the accumulating difference in wages between two jobs in the context of deciding to get an AA degree.

Subject: Education

Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 2: Variability part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate standard deviation and z-values to examine a possible outlier in a positively skewed data set.

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Water supply/water resource evaluation, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Surface Water, Geoscience, :Geology, Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry

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