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U.S. Historical Climate Network: Excel Activity (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
In this activity, students import mean temperature data from the U.S. Historical Climatic Network (USHCN) into a spreadsheet program and use it to prepare graphs and calculate statistical measures and trends. It can be used in a course with climate change content or as an introduction to basic statistics. A tutorial on using Excel for basic statistics and an answer document are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Climatology
  • Mathematics
Technical requirements:
Requires Microsoft Excel
Tutorial requires Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-010-250
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Robert Mackay
Physics Department
Clark Cllege

Publisher: Science Education Resource Center (SERC)