Surface Area of a Cylinder

Students discover the formulas for calculating the surface area and volume of a cylinder. In small groups, they design a new label for a can of potato chip. Their label must fit perfectly around all sides of the can. they use their measurements to derive a formula for calculation.

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Resource Details

6th - 8th
Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning