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In this comprehensive  learning exercise, young geometers solve a number of surface area and volume problems. Problems range from basic formula-based calculations to more challenging geometric figures and word problems. 
High schoolers find the volume of pyramids and cones. In this volume of pyramids and cones lesson, learners explore the relationship between the volumes of prisms and pyramids. They investigate the relationship between pyramids and cones.
Students explore the volume and surface area of three dimensional figures. Through the use of video, students discover three dimensional shapes, their uses in real-life applications, and methods used to calculate their volume and surface area. Students participate in hands-on activities to calculate the volume and surface area of different shapes.
High schoolers explore the concept of volume.  In this volume instructional activity, students try to maximize the volume of a box using their Ti-Nspire.  High schoolers graph the function representing the volume of the box and determine what dimensions yield the maximum volume.
Here is an online geometry activity in which learners complete 10 multiplechoice questions where they find the volume of 3D cubes using multiplication. They can check their answers at the end of the worksheet.
The volume of various solids is explored in five sections with the last being eight example problems including step-by-step solutions. Using Cavalieri’s principle and easy-to-follow direct instructions with colored pictures, the first section defines volume, the second explores the volume of a right rectangular prism and related solids, expanding to a general formula for the volume of any prism. The third explains the formula used to find the volume of square pyramids by slicing up a right rectangular prism into small pyramids. Finally, the volume formula of a sphere is neatly derived.
Tenth graders investigate volume in class and in the real world. They explore volume of cylinders and prisms as it relates to different subjects. Pupils also investigate how important volume is in different career field.
Fifth graders explore perimeter, volume and area and how they are used in everyday situations. In this geometry lesson students investigate the units of measure and begin to develop meaning for each. Then determine how to use them in everyday life situations.
Students explore perimeter, area and volume. Using geoboards, toothpicks, and marshmallows, students create specific shapes. They are directed to use formulas to find the volume, area, and perimeter of the created shapes. In groups, students estimate the number of cubes that will fit in containers. Students build a polyhedron and calculate the perimeter of the base and the volume of the polygon.
Pupils explore the concept of dimension and its affect on overall volume. They construct rectangular prisms out of paper, then fill their prisms with popcorn. By transferring the same amount of popcorn to various prisms, they are able to compare the different sizes. This makes the concept of volume not only visual for your class, but also quite tasty!
Sixth graders, by using the blocks as models of volume, examine how volume can be calculated simply by multiplying the area of the base by the height of the rectangular prism.
High schoolers solve five problems including finding the cross sectional area of two bodies, determining the swept out volume of a moving body, finding the average particle volume of a body and determining the collision time for a body.
Activate prior knowledge by first reviewing different things and ways we measure things. Then, discuss what it means to measure volume. Learners will be introduced to units of volume and key vocabulary. The highly visual nature of the video will assist the class in understanding the units and tools used in determining volume.
Students, after reviewing the measuring of the lengths of sides of different shapes along with the calculation of their perimeters and areas, encounter what it means by the 'perimeter' of a polygon. They practice measuring units of volume as well as strategies to find the volumes of various solids.
In this cardiovascular worksheet, students read through notes, fill out a chart, and complete 30 review short answer questions.
Measuring volume can be a mystery for 5th graders, but this hands-on activity gives the gift of discovery. The volume of simple rectangular solids and irregular shapes are calculated through various methods including displacing liquid in graduated cylinders. The final steps in the procedure encourage the development of new ways to measure area or volume outside of the traditional algorithm. 
Calculate the volume for given shapes by having your learners find the volume of triangular, rectangular, and other polygonal prisms. They will use the correct formula to solve for the volume of each solid. A handout is included for this activity.
Introduce the procedure needed to find the volume of a rectangular prism. Learners rank various prisms such as cereal boxes and tissue boxes from smallest to largest volume. They use an applet to find the volume and surface area of each rectangular prisms.
Sal goes back to a look at the Adiabatic process in this chemistry video. He sets up a Carnot Cycle that occurs within an adiabatic process; meaning there is no transfer of heat. From that problem, Sal constructs Volume Ratios which is a mathematical way of proving that no heat was transferred.
Students convert units of area and volume within the metric measurement system. They build models of square and cubic centimeters using centimeter grid paper. Students describe the attributes of the unit and what it measures.

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