# SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules

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

Module by: Len Vacher (University of South Florida), Jim Renfro (Great Smoky Mountains National Park), and Susan Sachs (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Amie Fishinger, 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, Other Elementary Math Functions:LN, Other Elementary Math Functions, LOG, LOG10, EXP, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

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

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

Module by: Len Vacher, 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 work with a color-coded conditional-formatted spreadsheet map to work through a USGS report applying a coastal vulnerability index.

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

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

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

Module by: Judy McIlrath, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Judy McIlrath, Len Vacher, and Denise Davis, 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, Simple Formulas, Percent (format)

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

Flood Days and Good Canoeing Days at Congaree National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Mark C. Rains (University of South Florida), David C. Shelley (National Parks Service) and Len Vacher (University of South Florida)
Cover page by Len Vacher, University of South Florida

SSAC Geology of National Parks module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate probabilities using USGS hydrograph data, a spreadsheet of daily stage heights, and the COUNTIF function.

Excel Skills: Logic Functions, Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Logic Functions:COUNTIF

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

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

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

Spreadsheet Warm Up for SSAC Geology of National Parks Modules, 2: Elementary Spreadsheet Manipulations and Graphing Tasks part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Dorien McGee, Meghan Lindsay, Len Vacher, 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. The second of two tutorials. Focuses on modifying spreadsheets (e.g., copy/paste, insert, sort) and creating and modifying graphs.

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, XY Scatterplot, Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort

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

Module by: Mark C. Rains and Len Vacher, University of South Florida
Marian Norris, National Parks Service, Center for Urban Ecology
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

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.

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Graphs and Charts, XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, Statistical Functions:One array, One array:AVERAGE, MEDIAN, MODE, Statistical Functions

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

Something is Askew at Mammoth Cave National Park part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Amie O. West, University of South Florida
Cover Page by: Amie O. West, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students use the geometric mean and multiplicative standard deviation to examine the right-skewed distribution of nutrient concentrations in water-quality data at Mammoth Cave National Park.

Excel Skills: Logic Functions, Statistical Functions:One array:STDEV, STDEVP, etc, Statistical Functions, Logic Functions:IF, Statistical Functions:One array:GEOMEAN, HARMEAN, MEDIAN, Basic Arithmetic, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE

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

What are the Winds Blowing into Mammoth Cave? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Dorien K. McGee, University of South Florida
Bobby Carson and Jonathan Jernigan, Mammoth Cave National Park
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Amie O. West, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum/Geology of National Parks module. Students estimate the net volume of pollutants flowing into the Houchin's Narrows entrance of Mammoth Cave using actual air-flow and air-quality data from the park.

Nitrate Levels in the Rock Creek Park Watershed, Washington DC, 2: Variability part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners::Examples

Module by: Mark C. Rains and Len Vacher, University of South Florida
Marian Norris, National Parks Service, Center for Urban Ecology
Cover Page by: Len Vacher and Denise Davis, University of South Florida

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate standard deviation and z-values to examine a possible outlier in a positively skewed data set.

Excel Skills: Statistical Functions:One array:VAR, VARP, etc, MODE, MAX, MIN, etc, Statistical Functions:One array, Statistical Functions, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Statistical Functions:One array:STDEV, STDEVP, etc, MEDIAN, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Percent (format), Basic Arithmetic, Statistical Functions:One array:COUNT, COUNTA, AVERAGE, Graphs and Charts, Other Manipulations and Functions

Subject: Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity, Environmental Science:Ecosystem Monitoring, Environmental Science