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Kelly Hudson (khudson@steds.org)

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Measuring Rocks: Volume

Volume is the amount of space an object takes up. The volume of an irregular shaped object can be measured using a graduated cylinder and water. The unit for volume is milliliters. The abbreviation for milliliters is mL. When the rock is dropped into the water, the water level rises by the exact volume of the rock. 1. Fill the graduated cylinder to 100 ml. 2. Slowly drop the rock into the graduated cylinder. Observe the new water level. 3. Take a picture of your rock in the graduated cylinder. Try to show the numbers on the graduated cylinder. 4. Use a piece of scrap paper to subtract to find the volume of the rock. _______mL - 100 mL = ______ mL. 5. Use the label tool to write the volume of your rock. Include the correct unit. 6. Record a summary of this activity. Be sure to use volume, graduated cylinder, and mL.

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Science
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