Filling and Pouring

Some excellent watery demonstrations this week!

Cleo resource

A resource I use regularly to demonstrate ‘real life graphs’ comes from the excellent CLEO Resources (Cumbria and Lancashire Education Online).
Fill the various flasks with water and investigate how the height of the water varies with time.

Archimedes Bath

Archimedes from Colmanweb

Or you might like Archimedes in his bath!

From the Connected Maths Project (Michigan State University) comes this very clear demonstration for exploring the relationships between the volume of various geometric shapes

Connected Mathematics Project


Fill a shape with water then drag it to another shape to empty the water into that shape!

(Other activities I particularly like on this site include tessellations and the isometric drawing tool from the 6th grade resourcesVirtual Box from the 7th Grade resources and the Painted Cubes investigation from the 8th Grade resources.)

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