# 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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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Salmon Use of Geomorphically Restored Streams at Point Reyes National Seashore 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 work with salmon-trace streambed data to study whether removal of a spawning run barrier was effective

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Basic Arithmetic, Graphs and Charts

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

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