There are many ideas for helping students visualize volumes of solids by revolution, but nothing gets the students’ attention more than food‼ This simple lab includes directions for cutting the Hershey Kiss and a lab sheet for the students. I use this lab to culminate the unit on volumes. It only takes about 20 minutes so there is plenty time to review the day before the test.
Of course, the lab could be done with one Hershey Kiss tracing the figure on each of their lab sheets, but then there would not be enough chocolate to go around when they are finished‼‼
My students encounter this concept in our calculus textbook in Ch. 7 on Applications of Integration thus the numbering 7-3. Hope this is helpful. Enjoy!
Other labs related to Applications of Integration:
Volume by Cross Sections Cake Lab
Volume by Revolution Play-Doh Discovery Lab
Foldable related to Applications of Integration:
Calculus Foldable 7-1: Volumes of Solids
Volume by Disk Hershey Cross Section Lab © 2018 by Fan’s Math