This is an amazing inquiry based science and math project where students teach themselves the formula for volume. They have to figure out how many cubes can fit in the cereal box. This aligns with the Common Core Math Standard 5.MD.4: Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.
Measurement math skill: I love the fact that students had to find three objects that were longer, and three objects that were shorter than their pencil. It's great in estimating, and then actually measuring.
Students must figure out how many unit cubes can fit into this box. 5.MD.3. Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.or 5.MD.4. Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.
Use Lego or Duplo blocks as non-standard measurement.. Great addition to dramatic play area... Children can work together to measure various dramatic play props. GOLD 3. Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations, 14b. Engages in sociodramatic play, 22. Compares and measures