Time Required: 30 minutes
calculators, meter sticks, centimeter rulers, soda cans and their cartons which hold 12 or 24 cans (enough for each group of 4 students)
find the surface area and volume of a rectangular box and a cylinder,
accurately measure using metric units
the area formulas for rectangles and circles
the volume formulas for rectangular boxes and cylinders
Metric measurement system
Using regular soda cans and their cardboard containers, students will calculate volume and surface area.
See also Terrie Teegarden's tips on using this activity in class, on the Comments page.