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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

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

Calzones vs. Mini-Pizzas -- A Linear Programming Problem part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to find the combination of mini-pizzas and calzones that maximizes revenue given constraints on labor time and baking time.

Subject: Business, Mathematics

Introducing Endangered Birds to Ulva, NZ -- Modeling exponential and logistic growth of the yellowhead population part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to model the growth in population of a species of birds introduced to an isolated island in New Zealand.

Subject: Biology

Chaos in Population Dynamics -- Understanding Chaos in the Logistic Model part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to explore conditions that lead to chaotic behavior in logistic models of populations that grow discretely.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Probability:Simulation, Biology, Mathematics, Biology:Ecology

Archimedes and Pi part of Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to estimate pi using the same iterative process as Archimedes.

Subject: History, Mathematics

Computing Dosage for Infants and Children -- Calculation of Dosage by the Body Weight Method part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to find dosages in mL/admin from prescription in mg/day/kg and admins/day; body weight in lbs; and concentration in mg/mL.

Subject: Health Sciences

How Much Water Is In Crater Lake? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate an answer from a bathymetric map by summing volumes of vertical prisms.

Subject: Geoscience

Spreadsheet Warm Up for SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. A tutorial, first module for the course, intended to introduce spreadsheets and the notion of math in an introductory geology course.