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Buckets of Popcorn


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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Buckets of Popcorn

In this activity, learners develop an understanding of cylinders and volume as they compare two sizes of popcorn buckets.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • paper
  • tape
  • cotton balls, pom-poms or packing peanuts

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Solid Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
      • Polygons
    • Problem Solving

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • The Children's Museum of Houston, 2012

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil

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