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RWLO Title Student Materials Description Author
Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics Student Directions and Additional Materials Students use real-time global earthquake data from the Internet to explore the relationship between earthquakes and plate tectonics. Mercedes McKay, Instructional Technology Specialist, Stevens Institute of Technology
Polynomial Functions and Mathematical Modeling Student Directions and Additional Materials Using the Global Sun Temperature Telecollaborative database, students learn how quadratic equations and other high-order polynomials can be used to model non-linear relationships (e.g. temperature vs. latitude). Mercedes McKay, Instructional Technology Specialist, Stevens Institute of Technology

Use Excel to create a Climatogram

Student Directions and Additional Materials Students use a spreadsheet program to create a “Classic Combination Chart” using annual temperature and precipitation data to create a climatogram. Joshua Koen, Instructional Technology Specialist, Stevens Institute of Technology
Using the Equation of a Line to Determine the Rotational Rate of the Sun (doc) - sun_longitude_and_latitude_grid.doc
- sunspot_data_worksheet_.doc
- assessment_of_sunspot_data_worksheet.doc
Students will use sunspot solar coordinates to create a linear position vs. time graph and calculate the equation of this line to determine the rotational rate of the sun. Julie Cronin, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Cuyahoga Community College