Soda Can Lab
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5.0 (2 Reviews)

Soda Can Lab

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Common Core State Standards

I designed myriad cross-curricular "labs", with a view toward combining math, science, English (composition and speech), and other subjects into a one or two-day activity/challenge to be incorporated into the Math curriculum. By and large, they fell on deaf ears, dismissed as "we don't have time", but I did manage to squeeze this one into our geometry unit. Feel free to use it yourselves. It combines geometric concepts of volume and surface area with persuasive writing and oral presentation. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: 7.G.6, 8.G.9

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Soda_Cans_Lab.doc

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February 10, 2020
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Standards

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

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5.0
2 Reviews
I am always looking for engaging activities that have my students working and thinking critically about the topics. This fits the bill! Thanks for sharing.
kat4984
March 03, 2014
Really interesting investigation combined with engineering challenge and volume of cylinders
hummelk
June 20, 2013