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Bathtub Graph

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Represent the relationship between independent and dependent variables through a modeling situation. The activity expects learners to graph the volume of water in a bathtub during a given scenario. The graph should result in two areas of...
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Boring a Bead

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How much material is in a bead? Class members utilize volume formulas to determine the amount of material in a bead. The goal of the assessment is to show that the amount of material left in a bead is the same for all beads with a given...
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Surface Tension Lab

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What constitutes a good soap bubble? In the second installment of a nine-part series, scholars apply their understanding of surface tension to soap bubbles. They experiment to determine the best solutions to use for the...
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Volume of Spheres

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teach classes how to find the volume of spherical solids. A concept video demonstrates the process of finding the volume of a sphere using the formula. Each example presents a variation of the measurements given. 
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Volume of Cylinders

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The world is full of cylinders — you just have to spot them! A video teaches learners how to calculate the volume of a right cylinder. The instructor introduces and discusses the elements of the formula for the volume of the cylinders. 
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Volume of Pyramids

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Help your classes form an appreciation for pyramids like the Egyptians! The instructional video explains the components of a pyramid and the formula for the volume of the pyramid. The example shows how to calculate the volume given...
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Above-Ground Storage Tank Design Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The challenge: determine whether a tank will float. A design activity has groups work as engineering teams in order to determine the stability of given tanks and liquid contents. The teams need to determine the equations to calculate the...
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Evaluating Statements About Enlargements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Double, toil ,and double linear dimensions. Learners first complete an assessment investigating how doubling linear dimensions affects the area of pizzas and the volume of popcorn containers. They then complete an activity investigating...
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Calculating Volumes of Compound Objects

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After determining the volume of various drinking glasses , class members evaluate sample responses to the same task to identify errors in reasoning.
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Volume of Three-Dimensional Figures

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
After calculating surface area in the previous lesson in this series, learners use their formula skills to find the volume of the same figures. Scholars find volumes of prisms, pyramids, spheres, cones, and cylinders.
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Glasses

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Clink, clink! Young mathematicians investigate drinking glasses composed of known solids (cones, cylinders, and hemispheres). Next, they determine the volumes of these glasses.
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Funsize Cans

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Designing fun-size cans ... what fun! Class members use the provided questions to determine the dimensions of a can with a minimum surface area for a given volume. The task allows learners to use graphs or algebraic manipulation to solve...
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Propane Tanks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As an assessment task, learners must determine the radius of a new tank that has double the capacity of a given tank. Task tests knowledge of determining volumes of cylinders and spheres.
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Bestsize Cans

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Traditional calculus problem made simple. In the high school assessment task, learners determine the minimum surface area for a can of a given volume using algebraic and numerical methods to solve the problem. No calculus required.
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Three-Dimensional Figures

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Time to move into the third dimension! Learn the names of the geometric solids and count faces, edges, and vertices. Then learn to recognize nets that create a given solid. 
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3-D Solid Properties

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Let's move into the third dimension! Learners explore the vocabulary and notation related to three-dimensional figures. The video covers examples of pyramids, but the vocabulary is universal to all 3-D objects.
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Formulas for Elementary and Intermediate Algebra

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Give your scholars the support they need to work with formulas. A reference page offers definitions and picture examples of perimeter, area, surface area, volume, the Pythagorean theorem, a variety of shapes, and more. 
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Oh, Chute!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using a scare model of the a test vehicle developed by the Systems Architecture and Integration Office at NASA, groups determine the dimensions for a scale model of the parachute compartment. The groups also determine the volume of the...
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The NBL Pool

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
That is a lot of water. Class groups explore the size of the NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Pool and calculate the volume of water needed to fill it. They then compare that volume to the amount of water needed to fill a pool the size of a...
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Lunar Plant Growth Chamber

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Would astronauts be able to grow their food on the Moon? Teams research plant growth in order to design and build a growth chamber that will function on the lunar surface. They narrow down plant choices based upon their strengths and...
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End-of-Module Assessment Task - Geometry (module 3)

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
It's test time! Determine your class's understanding of the topics of volume and cross sections with a thorough assessment on volume, area, and geometric shapes.
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The Volume Formula of a Sphere

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What is the relationship between a hemisphere, a cone, and a cylinder? Using Cavalieri's Principle, the class determines that the sum of the volume of a hemisphere and a cone with the same radius and height equals the volume of a...
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The Volume Formula of a Pyramid and Cone

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Our teacher told us the formula had one-third, but why? Using manipulatives, classmates try to explain the volume formula for a pyramid. After constructing a cube with six congruent pyramids, pupils use scaling principles from previous...
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Scaling Principle for Volumes

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Review the principles of scaling areas and draws a comparison to scaling volumes with a third dimensional measurement. The exercises continue with what happens to the volume if the dimensions are not multiplied by the same constant.