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How many sand grains on a beach?

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Overview:
Short exercise designed to give students practice in determining what information is needed to answer a question, estimating an answer, and calculating an answer (including unit conversions and scientific notation). Emphasizes the relevance of large numbers to society (population, debt, etc).
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, Career / Technical
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lecture Notes
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Date Added:
08/01/2012
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0
Language:
English
Media Format:
Text/HTML

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