Materials List: Volume & Data:
Build the Biggest Box Using One Piece of Paper

Each group needs:

  • 2 sheets of construction paper, 8.5 x 11-inches or larger; must be the same size paper for all groups
  • scissors
  • scotch or masking tape
  • ruler

The instructor needs:

  • puffed rice, an amount that is sufficient to fill the largest possible box students create from the provided one sheet of paper; such as a bag of puffed rice cereal for ~$3
  • measuring cup, for the puffed rice
  • chalk or white board markers, to record volumes on the classroom board
  • tape (or magnets) to attach paper boxes to the classroom board