Two for One Box Company - A Volume Activity

Two for One Box Company - A Volume Activity. This lesson is used to see volume has an affect at different measurements.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0706.4.3
Understand and use scale factor to describe the relationships between length, area, and volume.
GLE 0806.4.3
Understand the necessary levels of accuracy and precision in measurement.
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Essential and guiding questions: 
  • Does a box twice as big hold twice as much?

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 

Helpful Hints


  • Several sheets of 1 centimeter square grid paper
  • Quantity of 1 centimeter cubes for each group
  • Handouts for each student
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Students can work individually or in pairs.