Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Making Measurements - Finding the volume of a rectangular prism

All matter has a volume.  We have practiced finding the volume of a liquid using a graduated cyclinder.  The last couple of days, we have been learning how to determine the volume of a rectangular prism. 

Using the formula  V = L x W x H, the students have been measuring wooden blocks to determine their volume.  The metric units used are cubic centimeters (cm3).

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