SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules

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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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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.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions:Unit Conversions, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Unit conversions, Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Units and Dimensions, Basic arithmetic; Number sense
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

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