Water Tank Creations: Part I

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Don't let scholars tank—store the resource for future use! Classmates work together to design a water tank. They must take surface area and volume into consideration and create scale models of their tanks.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Book a computer lab for the duration of the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • It is helpful if learners have experience with Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Pupils should be familiar with surface area and volume formulas
  • Note that there is an optional Part II to this activity

  • Provides a rubric for the project, as well as a group performance rating scale
  • Includes a handout to use during the activity

  • None