Volume & Candy Creations Model

Sixth graders investigate surface area.  In this surface area lesson plan, 6th graders design a box of candy that has a volume of 30 cubic inches.  Students are trying to minimize surface area while keeping volume constant.  Students construct their box of candy with minimal surface area and determine the cost of the box per cubic inch.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2002
Usage Permissions
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