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Predator-Prey Interactions -- Modeling the Number of Fishers and Porcupines in New Hampshire part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum activity/Introductory Ecology course. Students build and manipulate spreadsheets to model and graph populations using the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey equations.

Subject: Biology:Ecology

Index Numbers: Gasoline and Inflation -- Why We Need the Consumer Price Index part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to examine the price of gasoline, 1978-2005. QL: using ratios and proportions to make comparisons.

Subject: Economics

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to find the maximum volume of an open-top box by cut-and-folding a sheet of cardboard.

Subject: Mathematics

The "Perfect" Date: Ranking and Rating Decisions with a Spreadsheet part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to rank and rate potential dates by calculating weighted sums of a variety of attributes.

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students estimate the net volume of pollutants flowing into the Houchin's Narrows entrance of Mammoth Cave using actual air-flow and air-quality data from the park.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Geoscience, :Geology, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Pollutants, Mathematics, Environmental Science, :Air Quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Pollutants

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): Miami part of Examples
Students use a spreadsheet to compute the hypothetical risk of an Andrew-like hurricane to downtown Miami.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience

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

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

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

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.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Health Sciences