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Middle schoolers see how changing the scale of an object results in changes to its surface area and volume. Learners build bigger and bigger cubes so they can get a first-hand view of this mathematical fact. The seven steps involved in changing the scale of a cube are clearly laid out. Pupils must keep track of the side length, surface area, volume, and mass of their cube as they make it bigger and bigger. Taking part in this lesson should increase your charges' understanding of the relationship between scale and volume.