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Sara Davick

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Popcorn Prisms

**Grades:**
6th Grade,
5th Grade,
7th Grade

**Subjects:**
Math

**Student Instructions**

Carefully follow the directions given on each page.
Create two different sized prisms out of two pieces of paper that are the same size.
Will the prisms have an equal volume?
Will they hold the same amount of popcorn?
Materials:
8.5×11 in. white paper
8.5×11 in. colored paper
Popcorn
Paper Plate/Paper Towel
Cups
Tape
Rulers

**Teacher Notes (not visible to students)**

This is adapted from © 2009 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
http://illuminations.nctm.org
Students will:
Perform an experiment based on a conjecture.
Create objects with varying volumes from sheets of paper.
Compare the volume of similarly shaped objects.
Use the formula for volume to determine the volume of a rectangular prism.
Use the formula for surface area to determine the surface area of a rectangular prism.
Discover which dimensions have the largest impact on volume.