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Using USGS Streamflow Data to Design Class Projects
In this activity, students analyze data from a single gage or watershed. They learn or practice basic skills in Excel such as importing data, applying formulas, creating charts, and adding trend lines. The students then assemble and analyze their individual results collectively in order to discover and discuss new issues that span multiple gages or watersheds. To conclude the project, results are presented and discussed in class. This Starting Point page was submitted by Tim Lutz of West Chester University.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
    • Project
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Hydrology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-605
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Tim Lutz
West Chester University

Principal Investigator: Dr Cathy Manduca
Carleton College