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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.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions:Unit Conversions, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Unit conversions, Estimation, Units and Dimensions
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

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.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Bar graphs; column graphs; stacked bar graphs, Pie charts, Line graphs, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data
Excel Skills: Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Line Graph

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.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines , Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability, Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Goodness of fit (R2), Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Logarithmic scale, Geometry; Trigonometry :Squares and rectangles, Algebra; Modeling; Functions:Modeling:Forward modeling, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Gathering data , Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Line- and curve-fitting, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, XY Scatterplot:Trendlines, Log Scale, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10
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

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.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines , Basic arithmetic; Number sense, Average; weighted average, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :XY scatter plots, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data , Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Mean, Median; mode
Excel Skills: Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Graphs and Charts, XY Scatterplot, Statistical Functions:One array:MODE, MEDIAN, Statistical Functions:One array, Statistical Functions, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots
Subject: Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Environmental Science:Ecosystem Monitoring, Environmental Science, Human Populations, Resource Use & Consequences, Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity, Earth & Space Science

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.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability, Normal distribution, Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Mean, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines , Visual display of data , Visual display of data :Logarithmic scale, Basic arithmetic; Number sense, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Median; mode, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Reading graphs
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Statistical Functions:One array:MEDIAN, GEOMEAN, HARMEAN, STDEV, STDEVP, etc, Statistical Functions, Logic Functions, IF
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.

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

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.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability, Normal distribution, Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Median; mode, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Bar graphs; column graphs; stacked bar graphs, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data , Descriptive statistics; trend lines :Mean, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Descriptive statistics; trend lines
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts, Statistical Functions, Basic Arithmetic, Statistical Functions:One array:MEDIAN, Statistical Functions:One array, One array:AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNTA, MODE, MAX, MIN, etc, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas
Subject: Earth & Space Science:Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Geology

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.

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Rates, Basic arithmetic; Number sense, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data :Bar graphs; column graphs; stacked bar graphs, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Visual display of data , Probability
Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts, Statistical Functions:One array:COUNT, COUNTA, MAX, MIN, etc, Statistical Functions:One array, Statistical Functions
Subject: Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences:Land Use & Planning, Earth & Space Science:Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Earth & Space Science:Processes that Shape Earth's Surface, Earth & Space Science, Geology, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Energy, Environmental Science, Natural Hazards

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.

Quantitative Concepts: Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Units and Dimensions, Units and Dimensions:Unit Conversions, Basic arithmetic; Number sense, Unit conversions, Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Logarithms; orders of magnitude; scientific notation
Excel Skills: Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, LN, EXP, Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Other Elementary Math Functions
Subject: Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Earth & Space Science, Atmospheric & Climate Science, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Resource Use & Consequences:Air Quality, Environmental Science

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..

Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Uncertainty:Error; relative error, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability, Basic arithmetic; Number sense, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Uncertainty, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions, Unit conversions, Ratio and proportion; percentage; interpolation, Average; weighted average, Rates, Comparisons; percent difference, change, increase, Number operations:Number operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Units and Dimensions:Unit Conversions
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format), Statistical Functions, One array:AVERAGE, Statistical Functions:One array, Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas
Subject: Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science, Ground & Surface Water, Environmental Science:Resource Use & Consequences, Resource Use & Consequences:Water Quality & Quantity