Grade Level(s): 6
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In order to solve this problem, students must assume that if you mix a cubic foot of sand with a cubic foot of cement, you will have 2 cubic feet of mix. In reality, the volume of the mixture may actually be less than that as cement particles settle into the spaces between the grains of sand.
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Name of Author/Source: Brian Carmichael
District/Organization of Contributor(s): FSU Lab School
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