Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids (LOCKS): Archimedes' Principle
Lowell Observatory

Learn to measure density and solve the mystery of the gold crown like Archimedes.

Crash Course Kids: Hunting for Properties - Episode #9.1
Crash Course Kids

In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about what properties are and how we can measure them to tell us more about an object.

Mathalicious: Tricks of the Tray'd

In this lesson, students calculate volumes of rectangular prisms and use that information to design an appealing and well-balanced tray.

Mathalicious: Ice Cubed

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

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: Timber

In this lesson, student use cylinder volume to determine how the amount of wood in a tree changes as it grows and discuss how communities around the world can harvest (or not harvest) wood in a sustainable way.

Mathalicious: Cheese That Goes Crunch

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

Mathalicious: Belly of the Beast

In this lesson, students model the bodies of different sharks using cylinders, and explore how the volume of a cylinder changes when its dimensions change.

Mathalicious: Pony Up

In this lesson students calculate the total volume of the cylinders in different engines and relate volume to horsepower.

Mathalicious: Canalysis

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.

youcubed: The Volume of a Lemon
youcubed (Stanford University)

This task is designed to introduce students to the ideas of calculus – in particular, finding the volume of a complex shape (a lemon).

youcubed: Estimating (K-12)
youcubed (Stanford University)

Estimating might sound like an activity from young children, and although it is fantastic for them to estimate how many pieces of candy are in a jar or how many crackers come in a box, older students can also benefit from these and take them to the next level.