# 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:Chemistry, Biology, Earth science

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

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

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

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

Investing for Retirement part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use the Compound Interest Equation and an annuity equation to calculate the growth of investments over time.

Subject: Business, economics and finance :Finance, Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format), Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot

Dirty Jobs vs. Clean Jobs part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use spreadsheets to help find the difference in percentages of salaries between dirty and clean jobs.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions, Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph, Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format)

How Diverse Are We? -- Comparing Racial Composition of NYC and USA, 1980-2000 part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students analyze the percentage of change in the diversity of the US compared to New York City over 20 years.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Statistics, Humanities

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts, Basic Arithmetic:Percent (format), Graphs and Charts:Bar Graph, Bar Graph:Stacked, Basic Arithmetic, Graphs and Charts:Line Graph, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Powers of 2: Many Grains of Wheat part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use a spreadsheet to connect powers of 2 to powers of 10 to help understand exponential growth.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic

Maximize the Volume of a Box: Exploring Polynomial Functions part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build spreadsheets to find the maximum volume of an open-top box by cut-and-folding a sheet of cardboard.

Subject: Mathematics, statistics and computers:Mathematics

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