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Demonstrate how to measure the volume of liquids and solids immersed in liquid to your class. They observe a teacher-led demonstration, and in small groups construct a data table that demonstrates how many marbles were used and the height of the water after they poured water into their graduated cylinder. They then construct a bar graph using their data.
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.
Students create a still life drawing creating volume using oil pastels. Given a specific set of directions and materials, a sphere is created using proper technique to convey volume. After the drawing is completed, students write a one-page paper analyzing the process of creating their drawing.
Tenth graders explore mathematics by participating in hands-on daily activities. Learners identify a list of different shapes and classify them by shape, size, sides and vertices. They utilize tangrams and geometric pieces to gain an understanding of the shapes before using protractors and rulers to answer measurement questions.
There is more than one way to measure an amount, as learners discover by applying multiple measurement tools in these activities. Centimeter cubes, cylinders, beakers, and measuring cups are used to find the volume of regular and irregular shaped items. Prepare ahead of time for spillage as the class also experiments with displacement to find the volume. Extensive resources are linked to in the plan.
Young scholars explore the concept of volume. In this volume lesson plan, students determine the edge length of an octahedron given its volume. Young scholars use Cabri Jr. to construct cubes and squares to test their hypothesis for determining edge length. Students use their conjectures to find the edge length of an octahedron given its volume.
Eighth graders investigate how to calculate volume and surface areas of a variety of solid figures. They view and discuss the two-dimensional patterns of three-dimensional objects, discuss the definition of circumference and area of a circle, and solve volume and surface area problems on a worksheet.
In this area, perimeter, volume and surface area worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 14 various types of problems. First, they identify and define basic formulas and geometry terms. Then, students find the perimeter, area or volume of each geometric figure illustrated.
Students investigate Nanotechnology. For this physic's lesson, students evaluate a hands-on model made from chocolate syrup and pretzels to determine the advantages of size. Students weigh chocolate syrup to determine it's wait in grams, and then measure pretzels in centimeters. After dipping the pretzels in the chocolate the students reweigh and remeasure the items. Students will explore and discuss many aspects of Nanotechnology.