# SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules

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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

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

What is the Discharge of the Congaree River at Congaree National Park? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Denise Davis

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a rating curve to determine discharge at various stage heights.

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, XY Scatterplot:Log Scale, Basic Arithmetic, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Trendlines

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Ecosystem Monitoring, Resource Use & Consequences:Land Use & Planning, Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Geology, Environmental Science

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Dorien K. McGee, University of South Florida
Bobby Carson and Jonathan Jernigan, Mammoth Cave National Park
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Amie O. West, University of South Florida

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.

Take a Deep Breath on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: How Many Ozone Molecules Do You Inhale? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Len Vacher, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Amie Fishinger, University of South Florida

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.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

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

Comparing Stream Discharge in Two Watersheds in Glacier National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Mark Rains, 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 study how discharge per unit area varies with elevation in the high country of Glacier National Park from USGS hydrograph data from Swiftcurrent Creek and its tributary Grinnell Creek..

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format), Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Statistical Functions:One array, Statistical Functions, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Basic Arithmetic

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

Glacier (?) National Park 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/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.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

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

Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 2: Variability part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Mark C. Rains and Len Vacher, University of South Florida
Marian Norris, National Parks Service, Center for Urban Ecology
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate standard deviation and z-values to examine a possible outlier in a positively skewed data set.

Excel Skills: Other Manipulations and Functions, Statistical Functions:One array:MEDIAN, MODE, MAX, MIN, etc, Statistical Functions:One array, Statistical Functions, Graphs and Charts, Statistical Functions:One array:VAR, VARP, etc, STDEV, STDEVP, etc, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Percent (format), Basic Arithmetic, Statistical Functions:One array:COUNT, COUNTA, AVERAGE, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot

Subject: Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity, Environmental Science:Ecosystem Monitoring, Environmental Science