# SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules

Following are short descriptions of the available modules. To access any of them, select from the list and you will connect to cover material including learning goals, context of use, and other information. Within the cover material (under "Teaching Materials") there is a link by which you can download the student version of the module. You can also request an instructor's version by clicking on the "Instructor Module Request Form" link under Teaching Materials.

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Flood Days and Good Canoeing Days at Congaree National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Mark C. Rains (University of South Florida), David C. Shelley (National Parks Service) and Len Vacher (University of South Florida)
Cover page by Len Vacher, University of South Florida

SSAC Geology of National Parks module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate probabilities using USGS hydrograph data, a spreadsheet of daily stage heights, and the COUNTIF function.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Logic Functions:COUNTIF, Logic Functions

Subject: Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity, Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Environmental Science

Mapping Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise at Point Reyes National Seashore part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Len Vacher, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students work with a color-coded conditional-formatted spreadsheet map to work through a USGS report applying a coastal vulnerability index.

Excel Skills: Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Other Manipulations and Functions, Basic Arithmetic, Statistical Functions

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Atmospheric & Climate Science:Climate Change, Earth & Space Science:Oceanography, Atmospheric & Climate Science, Environmental Science:Global Change & Climate, Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science

Mined-Over Matter: Remembering Copper Mining at Keweenaw National Historic Park, Upper Peninsula Michigan part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Judy McIlrath, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Judy McIlrath, Len Vacher, and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students calculate the amount of rock removed and the value of copper produced at the great Keweenaw District up to 1925.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Percent (format), Basic Arithmetic

Subject: Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Geology:Rocks & Minerals, Earth & Space Science, Geology, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences

Deciviews from Look Rock, Great Smoky Mountains National Park: How Hazy is it? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Len Vacher (University of South Florida), Jim Renfro (Great Smoky Mountains National Park), and Susan Sachs (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Amie Fishinger, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students calculate the haze index and standard visual range from concentrations of particulate matter.

Excel Skills: Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, EXP, Basic Arithmetic, Other Elementary Math Functions:LN, Other Elementary Math Functions, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Resource Use & Consequences:Air Quality, Earth & Space Science:Atmospheric & Climate Science, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science

Let's Take a Hike in Catoctin Mountain Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Meghan Lindsey, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Meghan Lindsey, Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a topographic map and spreadsheet to find how many Big Macs they burned off on a five-mile hike at Catoctin Mountain Park.

Excel Skills: Logic Functions, IF, Angles and Trig Functions:DEGREES, RADIANS, Angles and Trig Functions, Basic Arithmetic, Angles and Trig Functions:TAN, ATAN, ATAN2, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Arithmetic Functions, Arithmetic Functions:SUM

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Geology, Earth & Space Science

Yellowstone! A National Park on a Hot Spot part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Judy McIlrath, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use foundational math to study the velocity of the North American Plate over the hot spot, the volume of eruptive materials from it, and the recurrence interval of the cataclysmic eruptions.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Environmental Science, Ecosystem Monitoring, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards

Shifting Sands: Quantifying Shoreline and Dune Migration at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Mark Horwitz, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use weighted averages and data from air photos from 1939 to 2005 to calculate the rate of retreat of the shoreline and the advance of the front of dunes along the shoreline.

Excel Skills: Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE

Subject: Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Land Use & Planning, Environmental Science, Resource Use & Consequences:Oceans & Coastal Resources

A Percentage Stroll through Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Tom Juster, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate percentages and percent differences to compare various measures of fumaroles, mud pots, hot springs and geysers in this introduction to hydrothermal features at Yellowstone NP.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Percent (format)

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Earth & Space Science:Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Resource Use & Consequences, Earth & Space Science:Geology

Dunes, Boxcars, and Ball Jars: Mining the Great Lakes Shores part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Tiffany Roberts, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students estimate the volume of sand in Hoosier Slide, a large dome-shaped dune quarried away in the 1920s from what is now Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. They also estimate the number of boxcars to carry the sand, and the number of Ball jars produced from it.

Excel Skills: Angles and Trig Functions:PI, Basic Arithmetic, Angles and Trig Functions, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Nested Formulas

Subject: Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Earth & Space Science:Geology:Rocks & Minerals, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Mineral Resources, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Resource Use & Consequences:Oceans & Coastal Resources, Earth & Space Science:Geology

How Much Water Is In Crater Lake? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Heather Lehto, Department of Geology, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate an answer from a bathymetric map by summing volumes of vertical prisms.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Arithmetic Functions, Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic, Other Elementary Math Functions:ABS, Other Elementary Math Functions

Subject: Earth & Space Science, Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Processes that Shape Earth's Surface