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

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

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

Subject: Environmental Science, :Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity, Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Earth & Space 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: Statistical Functions, Basic Arithmetic, Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort, Other Manipulations and Functions, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE

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

Achieve New Heights: Go to the Rockies! part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Judy A McIlrath
University of South Florida, Tampa

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students estimate travel times and costs of a driving/camping trip to visit national parks in Colorado.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, :Simple Formulas

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Geology, Processes that Shape Earth's Surface, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science

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

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

Just How Faithful is Old Faithful? Finding Order in Random Behavior 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/Geology of National Parks Collection. Students create a histogram to examine the time between geyser eruptions of Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.

Excel Skills: Statistical Functions, Graphs and Charts, Statistical Functions:One array, One array:COUNT, COUNTA, MAX, MIN, etc

Subject: Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Land Use & Planning, Environmental Science:Energy, Natural Hazards, Resource Use & Consequences, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Earth & Space Science, :Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Earth & Space Science:Processes that Shape Earth's Surface, Environmental Science

What Does the Mean Mean? Describing Eruptions at Riverside Geyser, 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/Geology of National Parks module. Students study measures of central tendency in a bimodal dataset of eruption intervals.

Excel Skills: Statistical Functions:One array:MODE, MAX, MIN, etc, Graphs and Charts, Statistical Functions, :One array:COUNT, COUNTA, MEDIAN, Statistical Functions:One array, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Basic Arithmetic

Subject: Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Earth & Space Science, :Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes

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

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