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What is the Volume of the 1992 Eruption of Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate the volume a tephra deposit using an exponential-thinning model.
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Visualizing Social Justice in South Seattle: Data Analysis, Race, and The Duwamish River Basin part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
We examine the factors of race and environmental contamination, starting from the premise (and data proving) that race is not a biological, scientifically valid category, but a social, historical construction with real world consequences for equal access to health, resources, and power.
Archimedes and Pi part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to estimate pi using the same iterative process as Archimedes.
Interrogating the Colonial Census in India part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment, divided into two parts, asks students to consider the decennial census as both a tool of modern (colonial) governance and a source of historical data.
Shift in life expectancy part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
Determining the shift in expected life span over a century and the social and environmental impact