# SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules

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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: 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

Vacation! How Long and How Far? -- A Geological Circuit of National Parks in the Colorado Plateau part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Judy A McIlrath
University of South Florida, Tampa
Created: 2006-11-29 14:21:09 Last Modified: January 05, 2008 18:10

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 the Colorado Plateau.

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

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

Spreadsheet Warm Up for SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Dorien McGee, Meghan Lindsey and Len Vacher, University of South Florida
Cover page by: Len Vacher

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. A tutorial, first module for the course, intended to introduce spreadsheets and the notion of math in an introductory geology course.

Excel Skills: Other Elementary Math Functions, Statistical Functions, :One array:MAX, MIN, etc, AVERAGE, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10

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

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

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

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

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

Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 1: Measures of Central Tendency 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 examine the histogram of a positively skewed data set and calculate its mean, median and mode.

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Statistical Functions:One array:MEDIAN, AVERAGE, MODE, Statistical Functions:One array, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, Statistical Functions, Graphs and Charts

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

Something is Askew at Mammoth Cave National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Amie O. West, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Amie O. West, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students use the geometric mean and multiplicative standard deviation to examine the right-skewed distribution of nutrient concentrations in water-quality data at Mammoth Cave National Park.

Excel Skills: Logic Functions, :IF, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, STDEV, STDEVP, etc, Statistical Functions, :One array:MEDIAN, GEOMEAN, HARMEAN, Basic Arithmetic, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10

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

Getting to the Point: Exploring Tectonic Motion at Point Reyes National Seashore 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 calculate such earthquake-related numbers as fault displacement rate and earthquake recurrence interval associated with the San Andreas Fault at Point Reyes National Seashore.

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

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