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STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Scoops

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STEM Engineering Challenge: All about comparing volume! Is a scoop of rice the same volume as a scoop of popcorn?

*** Please note: This lesson is available in a combination package.

STEM Challenges are easy and terrific ways to engage students in science and math concepts and have some fun, too!

This one-day challenge explores the meaning of volume. Students will examine various materials and consider how many scoops of those materials will fill a container. They will add scoops to containers and keep a data table of the results. Finally, students will discuss those results and reach a conclusion about the scoop and container- learning some valuable concepts about volume along the way! You may just have some 'aha' moments in your classroom.

You will need materials in addition to this lesson guide! This includes: cups to use as containers and scoops, seven different materials to test (Examples: rice, beans, sand, gravel, beads, birdseed, unpopped popcorn), and dish pans or trays. These are all items you may already have in your classroom!

The lesson guide provides a materials list and then step-by-step procedures to follow to make this a successful experience for you. A page of Helpful Hints will provide some troubleshooting. A page of Extensions will give you ideas of continuing the activity as a whole class or in your science/math centers. Two lab sheets are provided and a page of photos to help you set up everything.

The package specifically contains: Cover, Teacher Background page, Materials and Preparation page, 2 pages of Step-by-Step Procedures, Extensions page, Helpful Hints page, 2 Lab sheets, 2 pages of Station labels, Photo page, and Credits page.

This set works great with two other volume challenges:
STEM Challenge – Exploring Volume with Containers
STEM Challenge- Exploring Volume with Popcorn

This challenge is also available in a money-saving bundle:
STEM Challenges- A Bundle of STEM Activities about Volume

Or, even better this challenge can be found in a money-saving 6-Pack!
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Math Skills


You might also like these STEM Challenges:

STEM Challenge- Chromatography
STEM Challenge- Exploring Perimeter and Area
STEM Challenge- Using Perimeter and Area
STEM Challenge: Build an Egg Tower

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