Popcorn Containers

To reinforce the formula for the volume of a cone, I have my students create a cone and cylinder with the same radius and height, I pop a huge bag of popcorn, then we see if 3 cones full of popcorn will fill their cylinder.  I could have my students google the process of making a cone with a specific height but it takes awhile so I give them the process.  If you have a few days to spend on it, having them come up with the process would be a great way to add rigor to the project.  I’ve added my note sheet at the bottom that includes the process and reflection.

Popcorn Container Doc

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