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Sara Davick

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Popcorn Prisms

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

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