SSAC Geologic Hazards Modules

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

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates:Rates of Change, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Uncertainty:Manipulating tabular data, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Uncertainty, Creating and manipulating tabular data, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling, Modeling:Forward modeling, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Estimation, Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Algebra; Modeling; Functions, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates, Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Basic arithmetic; Number sense
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format)
Subject: Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Processes that Shape Earth's Surface, Atmospheric & Climate Science:Climate Change, Earth & Space Science