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Lara Smith

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Volume of the orange

Begin by watching the linked story Mr Archimedes Bath by Pamela Allen You will need: An orange An ice cream container A bowl that fits in the ice cream container. A measuring jug What to do: a) Put the bowl in the ice cream container. Fill the bowl with water right to the top, but without any spilling over. b) Carefully put the orange into the water, making sure that all the water that spills goes into the ice cream container. c) Push the orange underwater with one finger – try not to get your finger underwater, but make sure that the orange goes completely under. d) Remove the bowl from the ice cream container. e) Tip the water from the ice cream container into the measuring jug. f) Read from the scale on the side of the jug how much water the orange pushed out of the bowl. This is the volume of your orange. g) Repeat to check your answer. Go to the attached template and attach a photo of your maths today. Also describe what happened and tell me what the volume of your orange was.

5th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, Math
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