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Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students estimate the volume of sand in Hoosier Slide, a large dome-shaped dune quarried away in the 1920s from what is now Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. They also estimate the number of boxcars to carry the sand, and the number of Ball jars produced from it.

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Mathematics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Denise Davis
Len Vacher
Tiffany Roberts
02/10/2023
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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.

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Mathematics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Author:
Len Vacher
02/10/2023
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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.

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Mathematics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Len Vacher
02/10/2023
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Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Polya's problem-solving heuristic to find the distance of a peak using vertical angles sighted from a wagon train heading toward the peak.

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Mathematics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Len Vacher
02/10/2023
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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.

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Mathematics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Len Vacher
02/10/2023
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Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students calculate the volume of the Great Pyramid and, following Napoleon, estimate whether its volume is large enough to make a wall around France.

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Mathematics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
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Len Vacher
02/10/2023
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Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students use a topographic map and spreadsheet to find how many Big Macs they burned off on a five-mile hike at Catoctin Mountain Park.

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Mathematics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Denise Davis
Len Vacher
Meghan Lindsey
02/10/2023
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Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students work with ratio and proportion and the concept of mole to calculate the number of molecules of ozone in a volume of air from concentration data.

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Atmospheric Science
Earth and Space Science
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Author:
Amie Fishinger
Len Vacher