Mathalicious: Bottled Water

What’s the best size of disposable water bottle?

Bottled water is one of the best-selling drinks on Earth. While disposable bottles offer a convenient way to stay hydrated, they also require a lot of plastic that can be harmful to the environment.

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.


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Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability
Math Topics
Geometry, Measurement & Time
Middle School
8th Grade

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