Aquarium Volume Project: Design a Fish Tank

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Aquarium Volume Project: Design a Fish Tank

Australian Curriculum: Using Units of Measurement

•Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement

•Convert between common metric units of length, mass and capacity 

•Connect decimal representations to the metric system

•Calculate volumes of rectangular prisms


  1. Student task sheet (PDF)
  2. Fish Tank Student Booklet & Rubric (Word- editable)
  3. Student printable: conversions chart (PDF)
  4. PowerPoint: Task explanation, Australian Curriculum, Conversions & Volume
  5. Volume worksheets x2 (PDF)


You have been asked by your local council to design a tank for a small sea creature (fish, turtle, seahorse etc.) to go in a new Aquarium.

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