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Example Excel Activities

Level I Activities

The Level I activities assume no prior knowledge of the spreadsheet environment and focus on fairly basic skills of labels and numbers, equation entry, formatting, and graphing using Microsoft Excel. Different formulas related to science content are used as a central theme for each tutorial. If you have students work through several of these activities for the science content they can easily skip through the introductory parts.

Level II Activities

Level II activities assume a moderate familiarity with the spreadsheet environment and assume that students have worked through one of the Level I activities. They emphasize science content more than the Level I activities below but also help students learn how to use Excel to import and graph data from text files, and then to compare data to model predictions. Some of these activities are designed as sequels to the level I activities of similar name (as in Sea Floor Spreading I & II).

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