Volume Teacher Resources
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Volume of Pyramid
Go beyond the basic formulas and uncover the surface area and volume of 3-D shapes with this comprehensive and organized instructional activity packet. The problems include the basic formula computations while also challenging your learners to derive formulas and practice with complex shapes.
7 mins 6th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Insides and Outsides
Give small groups handfuls of unit cubes and then dare them to build as many rectangular prisms as possible using only 12 cubes. This engaging activity serves as an introduction to the volume of solid figures. In addition to volume, measurers also learn about surface area by counting the faces the cubes that are visible on their prisms.
4th - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Sugar Crystal Challenge
Blow your learners' minds with a sweet lesson on nanotechnology that uses sugar to demonstrate the difference nanoscale surface area makes in dissolving and crystal formation. Plenty of supportive background information is read to introduce the concepts, and then two activities are carried out.
3rd - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
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.
7 mins 8th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Proof: Volume Ratios in a Carnot Cycle
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.
17 mins 7th - 10th Science
Relating Volume in 3D Objects with Ten Problems
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.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Explore Volume - Homework 17.6
Learners estimate the volume for each of the nine simple figures shown. They then build it themselves with cubes and record the actual volume. Although this was designed as a homework assignment, most children do not have a set of unit cubes at home.
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Understand Volume and How Volume is Measured
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.
3 mins 3rd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Homeschool Learning Network: Surface Area and Volume II
An instructional page introduces how to find the volume of a wedge, that is, a right triangular prism. It also describes the process for calculating the volume for compound solids. Three practice problems are included, as well as a step-by-step explanation of the answers.
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Cavalieri’s Principle (Volume)
The volume of the tower in Pisa is the same whether it is leaning or not. Your collaborative geometry learners will use manipulatives to discover that the volume of shapes (i.e. pyramids, prisms, cylinders, etc.) are the same, whether they are right or oblique, as long as they have equal altitude and the cross sections parallel to and at the same distance from their respective bases is the same.
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
What is a Nanometer?
A reading precedes the activity in order to familiarize learners with just how small a nanometer is. Then, small groups measure classroom objects and convert units into nanometers. The publisher doesn't mention it, but the reading material provided can easily be used when addressing Common Core State Standards for reading informational text or scientific literacy.
3rd - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Write Numerical Expressions Using Area and Volume Models
See how geometry and exponents relate and show your learners how to find area and volume. The video shares the idea of why we use exponents with area and volume and does an example of each. Examples do not evaluate exponents, but that can be done after showing this third video in a series of five.
5 mins 5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Volume of Rectangular Prisms
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.
6th - 8th Math
The Open Box - An Exploration of Maximum Volume
Students explore the concept of volume. In this volume activity, students try to maximize the volume of a box using their Ti-Nspire. Students graph the function representing the volume of the box and determine what dimensions yield the maximum volume.
9th - 12th Math
How to Use the Burette
In this burette instructional activity, students learn how to properly use a burette to perform a titration and they run 4 trials and indicate their data. Students find the initial volume, the final volume, the titre volume and the mean titre volume for each trial to find the end-point of the titrations.
9th - 12th Science