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

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

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:SUM, Graphs and Charts:Pie Chart, Angles and Trig Functions:PI, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Arithmetic Functions:SUMPRODUCT, 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: Logic Functions:IF, OR, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

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

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: Natural science:Biology, Health:Personal health

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

Bacteria in a Flask -- Spreadsheeting Population Density vs. Time part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students tabulate and graph data on bacteria density vs. time for a culture. Data start with innoculation and progress through the peak and decline.

Subject: Natural science:Biology

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Log Scale, One Plot, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

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

The Mole in Chemistry: How do you determine the number of atoms or molecules in everyday items? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Module. Students build spreadsheets to practice converting between moles, grams, and atomic mass units.

Subject: Natural science:Chemistry, Natural science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, :Simple Formulas

Energy Flow through Agroecosystems (Farms) part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets that allow them to calculate the different values needed to examine energy flow through agroecosystems.

Subject: Engineering, agriculture:Agriculture and agricultural engineering, Natural science:Biology

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:Pie Chart

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, Logic Functions