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The Bigger, the Better?

Students find the surface area and volume of cells.  In this surface area and volume of cells activity, students find the volume and surface area of different shape cell models.  Students discuss which cells', spherical or cubic, volume and surface area increased at faster rate as the cell's size increased.  Students make a scatter plot comparing the area and volume of the spherical cells to the cubic cells.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2001