# SSAC General Collection 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 "request" link under Teaching Materials.

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Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

How Large is a Ton of Rock? -- Thinking about Rock Density part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to calculate the edge length of cubes and diameter of spheres of various rocks starting with their mineralogic composition.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

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

How Large is the Great Pyramid of Giza? -- Would it make a wall that would enclose France? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students calculate the volume of the Great Pyramid and, following Napoleon, estimate whether its volume is large enough to make a wall around France.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics, Social science:History

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Simple Formulas

Earth's Planetary Density: Constraining What We Think about the Earth's Interior part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to forward calculate the Earth's aggregate density from combinations of densities and thicknesses of the Earth's four shells.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUMPRODUCT, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Angles and Trig Functions:PI, Graphs and Charts:Pie Chart

How Far is Yonder Mountain? -- A Trig Problem part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Polya's problem-solving heuristic to find the distance of a peak using vertical angles sighted from a wagon train heading toward the peak.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics, Social science:Geography

Excel Skills: Angles and Trig Functions:PI, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Simple Formulas, Angles and Trig Functions:COS, ACOS, TAN, ATAN, ATAN2

The Manning Equation part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum Module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate discharge for a culvert using the Manning equation, and to estimate culvert size, given a specified discharge.

Subject: Engineering, agriculture:Civil, environmental, hydraulic engineering, Natural science:Physics

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Trendlines, One Plot, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

Powers of 2: Many Grains of Wheat part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use a spreadsheet to connect powers of 2 to powers of 10 to help understand exponential growth.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

Exercise to Calculate River Discharge part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use field data from rivers to understand how river discharge is calculated.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to find the maximum volume of an open-top box by cut-and-folding a sheet of cardboard.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Graphs and Charts, Basic Arithmetic

Archimedes and Pi part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to estimate pi using the same iterative process as Archimedes.

Subject: Social science:History, Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, :Simple Formulas, Logic Functions, :IF