Take a shot using a lesson on volume! Young learners watch a video showing a trashcan filling with paper balls. The task is to calculate the number of paper balls that will fit in the can. Pupils use volume calculations to make a prediction and then compare their results to the actual number.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Choose a sequel question to use as an exit card following the activity
  • Have your class create a trashketball to measure the diameter
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires familiarity with finding the volume of cylinders and spheres

  • Offers additional exercises to follow the original activity
  • Provides all necessary information 

  • None