# SSAC General Collection Modules

Following are short descriptions of the available modules. To access any of them, select from the list and you will connect to cover material including learning goals, context of use, and other information. Within the cover material (under "Teaching Materials") there is a link by which you can download the student version of the module.

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# Quantitative Concepts

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Carbon Sequestration in Campus Trees part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use allometric relationships to calculate tree mass from trunk diameter in a stand of trees in the Pacific Northwest.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science, Biology

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:Pie Chart, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Other Elementary Math Functions:EXP, LN

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From Isotopes to Temperature: Working With A Temperature Equation part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to examine from a dataset the relation between oxygen isotopes in corals and the temperature of surrounding seawater.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science, Biology, Chemistry

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:Line Graph, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Statistical Functions:One array:MAX, MIN, etc, Logic Functions:COUNTIF, Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph, Statistical Functions:One array:STDEV, STDEVP, etc, AVERAGE, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Trendlines, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

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Global Climate: Estimating How Much Sea Level Changes When Continental Ice Sheets Form part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate how far sea level drops during a continental glaciation.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Angles and Trig Functions:PI, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas

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Exercise to Calculate River Discharge part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use field data from rivers to understand how river discharge is calculated.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots

Frequency of Large Earthquakes -- Introducing Some Elementary Statistical Descriptors part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students examine the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 7 and above) per year for 1970-1999 and 1940-1999. QL: descriptors of a frequency distribution.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics, Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Logic Functions:COUNTIF, SUMIF, Statistical Functions:One array:PERCENTILE, Other Manipulations and Functions:Data/Sort, Statistical Functions:One array:QUARTILE, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:One Plot, Statistical Functions:One array:MEDIAN, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Nested Formulas, Other Elementary Math Functions:SQRT, Statistical Functions:One array:MODE, COUNT, COUNTA, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUMPRODUCT, Statistical Functions:One array:AVERAGE, LARGE, SMALL, etc, VAR, VARP, etc, MAX, MIN, etc, STDEV, STDEVP, etc

Is It Hot in Here? -- Spreadsheeting Conversions in the English and Metric Systems part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across Curriculum module/Introductory chemistry course. Students build spreadsheets to examine unit conversions between the metric and English systems. Spreadsheet level: Beginner.

Subject: Natural science:Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Trendlines, One Plot, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Statistical Functions:Two arrays:TREND

Earth's Planetary Density: Constraining What We Think about the Earth's Interior part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to forward calculate the Earth's aggregate density from combinations of densities and thicknesses of the Earth's four shells.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:Pie Chart, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUM, SUMPRODUCT, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Nested Formulas, Angles and Trig Functions:PI

Earthquake Magnitude: How Can We Compare the Sizes of Earthquakes? part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to tabulate and graph seismic wave amplitude and energy release to explore the logarithmic scale of earthquake magnitude.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Nested Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, One Plot, Log Scale

How Large is a Ton of Rock? -- Thinking about Rock Density part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to calculate the edge length of cubes and diameter of spheres of various rocks starting with their mineralogic composition.

Subject: Natural science:Earth science

Excel Skills: Angles and Trig Functions, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions, Angles and Trig Functions:PI, Basic Arithmetic:Nested Formulas, Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Arithmetic Functions:SUMPRODUCT