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Draining the Swimming Pool (SMILE)

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Author:William Byrne, Martin Luther King School
Description: A lesson for grades 9-10 designed to teach students to determine the time needed to drain a quantity of water using tubes of different inside diameters; and to determine the time needed to drain a quantity of water using two tubes at the same time, contrasting this with the theoretical values, and giving explanations for the differences. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

Levels: Ninth Grade, Tenth Grade
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Physics

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