# Examples

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Lithospheric Density part of Examples

Students learn about the weighted mean by building spreadsheets that apply this concept to the average density of the oceanic lithosphere.

Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 1: Measures of Central Tendency part of Examples

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.

Lithospheric Density part of Examples

Students learn about the weighted mean by building spreadsheets that apply this concept to the average density of the oceanic lithosphere.

Take a Deep Breath on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: How Many Ozone Molecules Do You Inhale? part of Examples

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.

Glacier (?) National Park part of Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students examine data about the disappearing glaciers in the park; after calculating percentage change in the number of glaciers from 1850 to 2000, they interpolate to estimate when Grinnell glacier will be gone.

Achieve New Heights: Go to the Rockies! part of Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students estimate travel times and costs of a driving/camping trip to visit national parks in Colorado.

Dirty Jobs vs. Clean Jobs part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use spreadsheets to help find the difference in percentages of salaries between dirty and clean jobs.

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.

The "Perfect" Date: Ranking and Rating Decisions with a Spreadsheet part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to rank and rate potential dates by calculating weighted sums of a variety of attributes.

Calculating Readability part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use the Gunning FOG Index, the Flesch Reading Ease Scale and the FORCAST Readability Formula to understand the readability level of a given passage.