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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.
The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that investigates the effects of race, ethnicity, and poverty on high school graduation rates in Florida. The data are easily obtainable from the Florida Department of Education. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.
Who Gets Help: A Field Experiment? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
Students carry out a field experiment in order to test the hypothesis that able bodied individuals receive less help than those perceived to have an injury. Students collect and analyze data and write an APA style research report.
Bacteria in a Flask -- Spreadsheeting Population Density vs. Time part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students tabulate and graph data on bacteria density vs. time for a culture. Data start with innoculation and progress through the peak and decline.
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.
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.
Take a Deep Breath on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: How Many Ozone Molecules Do You Inhale? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students work with ratio and proportion and the concept of mole to calculate the number of molecules of ozone in a volume of air from concentration data.
Glacier (?) National Park part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students examine data about the disappearing glaciers in the park; after calculating percentage change in the number of glaciers from 1850 to 2000, they interpolate to estimate when Grinnell glacier will be gone.
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.
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.