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Seventh graders find the surface area and volume of a cylinder. In this area and volume lesson, 7th graders complete several activities to learn the volume and surface area of cylinders.
Thomas needs help with his fish tank! He wants to add a large decoration that will serve as a home for the fish in the tank. The decoration is a right solid cylinder with a hole through the middle in the shape of a right square prism. Thomas wants to make sure that the water in the tank won't overflow when he adds the decoration. Geometers use volume formulas for cylinders and prisms in this real-world problem that requires them to consider different interpretations of how the information is presented. 
This lesson starts with geometers discussing how to find the volume of a cone and pyramid, using what they know about the volume of a cylinder or prism. Then, using the formulas, they calculate the volume of cones and other conics using the correct formula. 
Students explore the concept of volume. In this volume lesson, students find the volume of cylinders and convert them into volumes of rectangular prisms. Students try to minimize surface area when converting the cylinders. Students compare volume formulas of cylinders and rectangular prisms.
Students work with given formulas to solve for specific variables. The calculation of the volume of a cylinder and the change in volume when there is a constant surface area is analyzed in this lesson.
Eighth graders compare the volume of three cylinders constructed from the same size sheet of paper. They use concrete and graphical models to derive formulas for finding perimeter, circumference, area, and volume of two and three dimensional shapes.
Middle and high schoolers calculate the volume of cylinders. They measure the height, radius and diameter of cylinders. Following given formulas, students calculate the area and volume of the cylinder. They compare cylinders and predict volumes.
Students predict the shape of a geometric figure in 3D. In this geometry instructional activity, students construct 3D shapes to perfect their knowledge of measuring and predicting. This assignment is also available as an online interactive instructional activity.    
A fabulous four-page assignment explores volume formulae for rectangular prisms, cylinders, cones, and pyramids. Pupils apply the formulas to solve problems, match diagrams to values, and address real-world scenarios. A detailed answer key shows step-by-step how to arrive at the correct result. This is a colorful and attractive assignment to add to your curriculum arsenal!
Young geometers explore relationships between units of measure and objects. Three activities provide varied opportunities to practice. Learners calculate the volume of two cylinders made by rolling a piece of paper vertically and horizontally (noting two different volumes with the same surface area). They design hexagons on graph paper. And they estimate the length and width of an egg, measure with calipers, plot dimensions on a scatter plot, and more.
Students build a family of cylinders and discover the relation between the dimensions of the generating rectangle and the resulting pair of cylinders. They order the cylinders by volume and draw a conclusion about the relation between dimensions & vol
Learners experiment to understand the volume of a sphere. In this volume instructional activity, pupils create spheres, fill them, and then find the volume of their spheres. Everyone calculates the inside of planets.
In this calculus lesson, learners build a family of cylinders and explore the relationship between the dimensions of the generating rectangle and the resulting cylinders. They write the volumes of cylinders as a function of the radius and use derivatives to find the cylinder with the greatest volume, given a fixed perimeter.
Students calculate the volume for different cones and pyramids. In this geometry lesson, students analyze the volume for 2 and 3 dimensional objects.
For this cylinder volume worksheet, students fill out a chart and solve word problems based on cylinder volume. Students complete 10 problems.
Learners solve volume problems. In this geometry lesson, the class watches a video about clean water (link provided) and individuals compare the volume of different prisms, including an actual drinking glass. Extension activities include research on organizations that provide safe drinking water and the volume of the containers they use.
Seventh graders use formulas to calculate the area of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids and circles. They circulate in pairs and rank various containers rom the least to the greatest for volume and the amount of surface area.
In this volume and surface area worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 12 different types of problems. First, they find the volume of an isosceles trapezoid. Then, students find the volume and total surface area of a sphere. They also find the volume between a cylinder and sphere illustrated.
Cereal boxes, food cans, and a great set of worksheets enable learners to practice measuring surface area and volume. They collect data and experiment with a variety of rectangular prisms and cylinders commonly found in the recycle bin. If the cereal boxes do not have fractional edge lengths, provide a few for learners to use in calculating volumes so that the lesson will be adapted to meet CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.2.
Students calculate the volume for prisms and cylinders. In this geometry lesson, students perform hands on operations to see how much will fit in a prism or cylinder shape object.

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