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Which is bigger, Noah's Ark or the Titanic?
Do your students have any conception of the size of the Titanic or Noah’s Ark? In this lesson, students compare the volume of their school with both ships.
Lesson Plan:
I. Ask students how large the think the Titanic and Noah’s Ark were. Have them give comparisons with respect to nearby buildings.
II. Show students a 1ft. by 1ft. by 1ft. (one cubic foot) box. Ask them how many cubic feet they think would fit in their classroom. Break students into groups of 2-3 to find how many cubic feet fit in the room. DO NOT MENTION THE VOLUME FORMULA. Each group should be given a yard stick and a cubic foot box. (Can be purchased from U-Haul).
III. After students have discovered the formula V = LxWxH, have them complete the worksheet that asks them to compare the volumes of their classroom, the Titanic, Noah’s Ark, and their school. (Give 4th-6th graders the volume of their school to save time.) Sketch on the board the Titanic with the A and B decks on top. Calculator use is recommended in the interest of time.
IV. Discuss the results.
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