Surface Area and Volume Project

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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17 pages
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Students work together in groups to construct 3-D figures from nets, build a CASTLE, calculate the surface area and volume, and compete to make the most creative castle! This project is a must-have for studying surface area and volume!

Castle Creation

In this package:

- Student packet that includes guidelines to build a castle with a group

- Teacher edition with important notes and implementation guide

- Nets for: cubes, rectangular prisms, cones, tetrahedrons, cylinders and square pyramids

- Formula guide for students

- Prize coupons for winners of the "Most Creative Castle"

- Grading Rubric

How it works:

Students first create their own 3-D figure, defining the number of edges, faces, vertices, and the volume. They then work within their groups to create a castle using color and their imagination! Students are asked to find the TOTAL number of edges, faces, vertices, and total volume for their entire castle!


approximately two 1-hour class periods

Possible uses: review of surface area and volume, final project, intro to surface area and volume


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Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.


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