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Sugar Crystal Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Blow your learners' minds with a sweet instructional activity on nanotechnology that uses sugar to demonstrate the difference nanoscale surface area makes in dissolving and crystal formation. Plenty of supportive background information...
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Nano Waterproofing

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
This lesson will make an impact, especially on scientist-athletes who may have an interest in waterproof clothing! Acting as materials engineers, they work collaboratively on waterproofing pieces of cotton fabric. This challenge is...
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Exploring at the Nanoscale

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Nano-nano! Nanotechnology can seem like it's from another planet! After learning about this tiny technology, collaborative groups experiment with how smaller particles affect chemical reactions. They do this by immersing a whole and a...
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Teach Surface Area and Volume in the Most Engaging Way!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Build a Zarcon-proof home as a math activity that will provide tremendous advantages for engagement, for differentiation, and for mastery of concepts. This activity focuses specifically on surface area and volume using mathematical...
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2002 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part III

For Students 9th - 12th
Two laboratory problems are put forth for chemistry students. They are to plan and carry out an experiment that will answer each of the questions. The first asks them to investigate a relationship between the surface area of a potato and...
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How Big Can a Bee Be?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Mathematicians analyze the relationships between surface area and volume. They conduct Internet research, conduct various experiments, record the data in a spreadsheet, and graph the results and compare the rate of increase of surface...
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Identifying and Explaining Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce high schoolers to chemical reactions with this series of activities. In a little over an hour, scientists observe four gas-producing reactions: the combination of hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide, placing pasta in...
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Insides and Outsides

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Give small groups handfuls of unit cubes and then dare them to build as many rectangular prisms as possible using only 12 cubes. This engaging activity serves as an introduction to the volume of solid figures. In addition to volume,...
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Boxed In and Wrapped Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If cubes have the smallest surface area, why aren't there more cube-shaped packages? Scholars take a box in the shape of a rectangular prism, cut it up, and make new boxes in the shape of cubes with the same volume. They then brainstorm...
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Volume of Pyramid

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
Go beyond the basic formulas and uncover the surface area and volume of 3-D shapes with this comprehensive and organized worksheet packet. The problems include the basic formula computations while also challenging your learners to derive...
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Dry My Laundry!

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Meant to be a pre-field trip lesson, this can also serve as a cute and simple activity to use when your little ones are learning about evaporation or surface area. The children cut tiny t-shirts out of paper towel material, wet them, and...
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Find Surface Area of Cubes and Prisms by Pulling them Apart

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
With all those sides, finding surface area can confusing. This video uses color-coded visuals to show the measurements of each side before adding them all together. Show your mathematicians that wrapping a gift requires surface area to...
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How Do You Find the Lateral and Surface Areas of a Cone if You Don't Know the Slant Height?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Did you know you can use the Pythagorean theorem to find the slant height of a cone? You can! Just watch this tutorial and see how you can find the lateral and surface area of a given cone using slant height and the Pythagorean theorem.
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How Do You Find the Lateral and Surface Areas of a Cone?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The lateral surface area of a cone. Hmmm, what does that mean? Oh, it means the part you see if the cone was sitting on a flat surface, so it does not include the base. But if you want to include the base then it would be finding the...
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Painting a Barn

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
When painting a barn you have to calculate surface area, and that is exactly what this resource is about. Not only will your future home owners calculate the surface area, but also the cost. It is a real-life problem that every that...
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Surface Area and Volume

For Students 8th
In this surface area and volume worksheet, 8th graders solve 11 various geometry problems that include determining the surface area and volume for the measurements given and finding the surface area for each solid shown. Then they...
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Discovering Math: Exploring Geometry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Apply geometric properties and formulae for surface area and volume by constructing a three-dimensional model of a city. Learners use similar and congruent figures and transformations to create a city of at least 10 buildings. They trade...
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Leaves, the Sun, and the Water Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 8th
As a way to combine life and physical science, or simply as an investigation of plant transpiration, this lesson is sure to inspire! Middle schoolers capture the moisture given off by plants that are placed in different conditions. They...
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Volume of Solids: Algebra/Geometry Institute

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Use this volume of solids lesson to have learners find the surface area and volume of cylinders, pyramids, and prisms. They place cubes inside three-dimensional figures to determine the volume. Worksheets and answers are provided.
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The Luxor Hotel Contract

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers determine the surface area of the Luxor Hotel, using the square feet of the base, volume, and the volume formula. They create a scale model of the triangular/pyramid shaped hotel.
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Cones and Spheres

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Geometry whizzes solve and complete 24 different problems that include determining the volume and surface area of spheres and cones. First, they use the given information to determine the volume of a cone. Then, pupils use the given...
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Surface Area and Volume Warm-up

For Students 5th - 10th
Learners draw the given shapes to be bigger than they are and find the surface area and volume of each shape. They complete this for two shapes.
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Surface Area and Volume

For Students 9th - 10th
In this comprehensive  worksheet, young geometers solve a number of surface area and volume problems. Problems range from basic formula-based calculations to more challenging geometric figures and word problems. 
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Surface Area and Volume

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper graders identify the surface area and attributes of figures that are measurable. They estimate, measure, and record perimeter, area, temperature change, and elapsed time, using a variety of strategies. They also determine the...