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2010 Guatemalan Sinkhole

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dig deep into a lesson studying volume. Learners view images of a Guatemalan sinkhole that seems too big to be true! Their task is to determine the amount of material needed to fill the hole using information from news articles and videos.
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Water Tank Filling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Grab your classes' attention with a video presentation of a problem to solve. Young scholars develop a plan to predict the time it takes to fill a tank with water. Video footage provides the statistics they need to make their conclusions.
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Geometry 3D Shapes: Test Your Skills

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Time to find out what they've learned! The final lesson of a five-part series has learners complete a 39-question multiple choice review. They use what they've learned in the previous lessons to complete questions that include concepts...
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Geometry 3D Shapes: Surface Area and Volume

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Whether you wrap it or fill it, you're using geometric concepts. Classmates use an interactive approach to learn how to find volume and surface area of cylinders and prisms in the second lesson in a five-part series. The online lesson...
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You Pour, I Choose

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Tall and skinny or short and stout, which glass hold the most liquid? Learners analyze dimensions of cylindrical glasses to determine the one holding the greatest amount of liquid. They brainstorm the relevant dimensions before making...
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Buoyant Boats

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Eureka! Using the clay boats made in the previous lesson, learners investigate the idea of buoyancy and water displacement to finish the last installment of five in a Floaters and Sinkers unit. Their observations during the activity...
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Determining Densities

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Don't be dense—use a robust resource. The second installment of a five-part Floaters and Sinkers unit has learners determine the densities of several objects. As part of the activity, they learn the displacement method for finding...
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Floaters and Sinkers

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Whatever floats your boat. Young engineers learn about density by measuring the masses and volumes of boxes filled with different materials. Using their knowledge of densities, they hypothesize whether objects with given densities will...
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Composite Solids: Lesson

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Combine the formulas to arrive at one volume. Using the formulas for different solids, the video introduces finding the volume of composite solids. The portion of an extensive playlist on geometry works a couple of problems, one with an...
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Spheres: Lesson

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Unwrap the surface of a sphere. A section of an extensive geometry playlist introduces the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of a sphere. The video includes a clip of how the surface area formula is developed by unwrapping...
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Pyramids: Lesson

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Pyramids: they're not just in Egypt! The segment of a large geometry playlist introduces the formulas to find the volumes and surface areas of regular pyramids. Using the formulas, the presentation works several examples to ensure your...
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Cones: Lesson

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Just how much ice cream will the cone hold? The video provides the formulas to find the surface area and the volume of cones. Using example problems, the section of a geometry playlist shows how to use the formulas to find the surface...
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Cylinders: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
The solid is the same as a prism ... well, almost. The presentation makes connections between finding the volume and surface area of cylinders to prisms. Using the newly derived formulas, the portion of a large geometry playlist...
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Raspberry Chocolate Heart Cake

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Have you ever finished a piece of cake and wished you had more? Solve this common dilemma with math! A straightforward worksheet prompts middle schoolers to use the given dimensions of a heart-shaped cake when planning to bake two larger...
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Water Bottle Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much plastic do manufacturers use to create water bottles each year? The class explores the number of water bottles used throughout the years to determine how many consumers will use in the future. Class members compare different...
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Cape Florida Lighthouse: Lore and Calculations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Analyze the Cape Florida Lighthouse with a little mathematics! Combining different aspects of cones, pupils calculate the volume of the building materials needed to build the lighthouse and then the surface area of the outside. Because...
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Sports Drinks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Drink it all in. By applying the volume formulas, learners determine the amount of a sports drink that fits into a cylindrical cooler. They compare this volume to that of 24 individual containers.
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Snow Cones

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Snow cones: more volume with cones or cups? Individuals find the volume of a cone and a cylindrical cup from diagrams. They compare the volumes to answer the opening question.
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Softball Complex

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Before we can take you out to the ball game, there needs to be a field on which to play. Future mathematicians design a softball complex given several criteria. They then create a scale drawing of this complex.
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Volume of Pyramids: Fluctuating Height

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The height of a pyramid may change, but the usefulness of the interactive will not. Learners drag the apex of a pyramid to change its height. They then answer a set of challenge questions designed to investigate how changing the...
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Linear Equations: Deep Dish Pizza

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Explore the volume of solids with a real-life connection. Learners calculate the volume of a deep-dish slice of pizza to determine its price. They model the slice as a part of a cylinder and create a formula for calculating the cost.
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Don't Spill the Water!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't cry over spilled ... water. Scholars find the amount of water that can fit, without spilling, in a cylindrical container that already contains a spherical ball. Of course, pupils must apply the volume formula correctly to determine...
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Surface Area and Volume

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Partners use materials to wrap three-dimensional objects to determine the formula for surface area. The groups use an orange to calculate the amount of peel it takes to completely cover the fruit. Using manipulatives, individuals then...
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Modeling Motion: Rolling Cups

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Connect the size of a rolling cup to the size of circle it makes. Pupils view videos of cups of different sizes rolling in a circle. Using the videos and additional data, they attempt to determine a relationship between cup measurements...