Mathalicious: Ice Cubed
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students use surface area, volume, and rates to explore the relationship between the size of ice cubes and how good they are at doing their job: chilling.

Mathalicious: Bottled Water
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students use the volume and surface area of cylinders to compare disposable water bottles and consider environmentally-friendly ways to stay hydrated.

Mathalicious: Cheese That Goes Crunch
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students will use surface area and volume to come up with a way to quantify the cheesiness of a snack.

Mathalicious: Canalysis
Mathalicious

In this lesson, students create rational functions to explore the relationship between volume, surface area, and cost to determine the optimal size of a soda can.

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Volume of Solids
Real World Math

Volume and Surface Area problems appear three dimensionally in this collection of Google Earth locations. 

Illuminations: Purple Prisms
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students manipulate the scale factor that links two three-dimensional rectangular prisms to learn about edge lengths and surface area relationships.

Illuminations: Finding Surface Area and Volume
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Using the isometric drawing tool, students build three-dimensional figures and find the surface area and volume of each figure.

Siemens STEM Day: Hang Time
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity teams design, build, and test paper helicopters to observe a relationship between blade surface area and descent rate.

Siemens STEM Day: Weathering Cubes
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will model the weathering of rocks by shaking sugar cubes in a container.

Siemens STEM Day: Weathering Cubes
Siemens STEM Day

In this activity, students will model the weathering of rocks by shaking sugar cubes in a container.