Blue river

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Because the Cubs just won the World Series, the plumbers have died the river blue.

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During the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, the local plumbers union dyes the Chicago River emerald green.

Students learn what PPM (parts per million) means and  attempt to figure out how much dye is used to sufficiently color the river.  Proportions ... ratios ... fun.    dyeing-chicago-river-green.pdf

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dyeing-chicago-river-green.doc         dyeing-chicago-river-solutions.pdf

CCSS: 5.MD, 6.RP, 6.G, 7.RP, 7.G

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