This lesson introduces students to volume.
• To be able to briefly explain volume.
To be able to explain what volume measures.
To be able to calculate the volume of cubes and rectangular solids.
If you look in a carton of milk, at a balloon, or a box of cookies, you will notice that there are different ways and things that take up space. In the example of the milk carton, the milk inside is taking up space. In the example of the balloon, air or gas is taking up space. When you look at the box of cookies, you will notice that the cookies are taking up space. This shows that solids, liquids, and gases all take up space. Volume is the measurement of the space taken up by solids, liquids, and gases.