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Pedagogy: Teaching with Data
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What is the Volume of the 1992 Eruption of Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua?
chuck connor, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate the volume a tephra deposit using an exponential-thinning model.
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Interrogating the Colonial Census in India
, Carleton College
This assignment, divided into two parts, asks students to consider the decennial census as both a tool of modern (colonial) governance and a source of historical data.
Shift in life expectancy
Determining the shift in expected life span over a century and the social and environmental impact
Visualizing Social Justice in South Seattle: Data Analysis, Race, and The Duwamish River Basin
Eunice Blavascunas, University of Washington
We examine the factors of race and environmental contamination, starting from the premise (and data proving) that race is not a biological, scientifically valid category, but a social, historical construction with real world consequences for equal access to health, resources, and power.
Archimedes and Pi
Christina Stringer, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to estimate pi using the same iterative process as Archimedes.