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Measuring Volume by Displacement of Water

This nine minute video shows highlights of a fifth grade class measuring the volume of irregular objects. The students learn to read a graduated cylinder in milliliters before and after an object is submersed. Students make a volume estimate beforehand and are asked to explain the measuring process verbally and in writing. A teacher interview is included.
Contributed by: Teaching Channel, Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Teaching Measurement in Grades 3-5This collection of resources is intended to help educators develop measurement skills and understanding in mathematical and real-world contexts. The resources assist in teaching selection of unit, comparing sizes, estimating, calculating elapsed time, and measuring length, angle, area, and volume. Resource types include videos, articles, instructor guides, lessons and unit plans. More measurement resources can be found in a companion classroom collection and in a second PD collection for grades K-2.
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Other Math Topic, Data and Statistics
Grade Level5
Resource TypeExperiment/Lab Activity, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionScience
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorTeaching Channel, Publisher
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCopyright 2013 Teaching Channel
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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