# SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules

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Glacier (?) National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Judy McIlrath, University of South Florida

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.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Subject: Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Atmospheric & Climate Science:Climate Change, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Atmospheric & Climate Science, Environmental Science:Global Change & Climate, Earth & Space Science

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What is the Discharge of the Congaree River at Congaree National Park? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Denise Davis, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a rating curve to determine discharge at various stage heights.

Excel Skills: Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Log Scale, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, XY Scatterplot:Trendlines, Basic Arithmetic

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Geology, Ground & Surface Water, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Ecosystem Monitoring, Resource Use & Consequences:Land Use & Planning, Environmental Science

Just How Faithful is Old Faithful? Finding Order in Random Behavior part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Tom Juster, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks Collection. Students create a histogram to examine the time between geyser eruptions of Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts, Statistical Functions:One array:COUNT, COUNTA, MAX, MIN, etc, Statistical Functions:One array, Statistical Functions

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Geology, Processes that Shape Earth's Surface, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Land Use & Planning, Earth & Space Science, Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Energy, Environmental Science, Resource Use & Consequences

What Does the Mean Mean? Describing Eruptions at Riverside Geyser, Yellowstone National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Tom Juster, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students study measures of central tendency in a bimodal dataset of eruption intervals.

Excel Skills: Statistical Functions, One array, Graphs and Charts, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Statistical Functions:One array:MEDIAN, MODE, AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNTA, MAX, MIN, etc, Basic Arithmetic

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Earth & Space Science

Deciviews from Look Rock, Great Smoky Mountains National Park: How Hazy is it? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students calculate the haze index and standard visual range from concentrations of particulate matter.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Other Elementary Math Functions:LN, Other Elementary Math Functions, LOG, LOG10, EXP, Basic Arithmetic

Subject: Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science, Atmospheric & Climate Science, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Resource Use & Consequences, Resource Use & Consequences:Air Quality

Comparing Stream Discharge in Two Watersheds in Glacier National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Mark Rains, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students study how discharge per unit area varies with elevation in the high country of Glacier National Park from USGS hydrograph data from Swiftcurrent Creek and its tributary Grinnell Creek..

Excel Skills: Statistical Functions, Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format), Statistical Functions:One array, Basic Arithmetic, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Subject: Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity, Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water

Yellowstone! A National Park on a Hot Spot part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Judy McIlrath, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use foundational math to study the velocity of the North American Plate over the hot spot, the volume of eruptive materials from it, and the recurrence interval of the cataclysmic eruptions.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Geology:Plate Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Earth & Space Science:Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Ecosystem Monitoring

Mapping Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise at Point Reyes National Seashore part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students work with a color-coded conditional-formatted spreadsheet map to work through a USGS report applying a coastal vulnerability index.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Other Manipulations and Functions, Statistical Functions

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Atmospheric & Climate Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change & Climate, Earth & Space Science:Atmospheric & Climate Science, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Oceanography

Salmon Use of Geomorphically Restored Streams at Point Reyes National Seashore part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Mark Rains, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students work with salmon-trace streambed data to study whether removal of a spawning run barrier was effective

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts, Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph

Subject: Earth & Space Science, Processes that Shape Earth's Surface, Environmental Science:Ecosystem Monitoring, Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity, Environmental Science

Mined-Over Matter: Remembering Copper Mining at Keweenaw National Historic Park, Upper Peninsula Michigan part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Judy McIlrath, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students calculate the amount of rock removed and the value of copper produced at the great Keweenaw District up to 1925.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format), Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Geology:Rocks & Minerals, Earth & Space Science, Geology, Environmental Science, Resource Use & Consequences