# 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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Driving Across Town for Cheaper Gas -- A Cost/Benefit Analysis part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to explore the trade-offs between "bargain-priced" gas vs. the extra mileage needed to get it. A modeling problem.

Subject: Business, economics and finance :Finance

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Serial Dilution: Tracking Bacterial Population Size and Antibiotic Resistance part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to calculate and compare bacterial population sizes from lab cultures in antibiotic-free and antibiotic-containing media.

Subject: Natural science:Biology

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Logic Functions:IF, OR

A Healthier You: Modeling a Healthier Weight from Dietary Improvement and Exercise part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students calculate the number of days it takes for participants in a hypothetical weight-reduction program to reach a target weight. QL: rates of change.

Subject: Health:Personal health, Natural science:Biology

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph:Clustered, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

A Look at High School Dropout Rates: Average Rates of Change and Trend Lines part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate an average rate of change and compare it to the slope of the trend line on a scatter plot of a real-world data set

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers, Education

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

Earthquake Magnitude: How Can We Compare the Sizes of Earthquakes? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to tabulate and graph seismic wave amplitude and energy release to explore the logarithmic scale of earthquake magnitude.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

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

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

Index Numbers: Gasoline and Inflation -- Why We Need the Consumer Price Index part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to examine the price of gasoline, 1978-2005. QL: using ratios and proportions to make comparisons.

Subject: Business, economics and finance :Economics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Simple Formulas, Percent (format), Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, One Plot

Predator-Prey Interactions -- Modeling the Number of Fishers and Porcupines in New Hampshire part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum activity/Introductory Ecology course. Students build and manipulate spreadsheets to model and graph populations using the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey equations.

Subject: Natural science:Biology

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

Radioactive Decay and Popping Popcorn -- Understanding the Rate Law part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to forward model an example of exponential decay and interpret the meaning of the decay constant.

Subject: Natural science:Physics, Chemistry

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