• Volume of Solids Objectives:
Find the volume and surface area of geometricsolids.
• Lesson Description
Volume and Surface Area problemsappearthreedimensionallywith the
“3D Buildings” mode in Google Earth’s “Layers” selected, the
studentswillbe able to view and pan aroundthesesolids.
Eachplacemarkiconincludes the necessary dimensions studentsneed to
complete the GeometricSolidsWorksheet.
Sinceteachersdiffer in their expectations of work for these types of
problems, the formulas are not included in the Google Earth file nor
the worksheet. The polyhedronincluded in the file are sphere,
prism, and pyramid.
As usual, additional locations canbeadded to the file. That mightmake
an interestingexercise for students.
*GE file contains info about ski resorts throughout the
*Students select a ski slope at one of the resorts and
they try to find the slope with the longest steepest run,
using measurement and elevation tool.
*They then construct a right angle representing the
slope and by using formulas the student calculates the
missing side of the triangle and the 3 angles.