A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively
engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.
In this learning activity, students will visit a website that introduces the concept of volume and cubic units. The website shows objects with different shapes, but the same cubic units in volume. Students must identify objects that have a specific cubic unit from choices given. They work their way through four levels as the number of cubic units they are asked to identify increases. This lesson aligns with 5th grade Alabama Math Course of Study.
This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.
The student will accurately measure cubic volume by counting units.
The student will connect data from a simulation to real-life events.
This should be used as an introduction to volume and cubic units.
When the activity is completed, the students write down their score on a slip of paper or Post-it note and share it with the teacher for a quick formative assessment. Students are encouraged to rework the activity if they are not satisfied with their first score.
The teacher will need to bookmark or share the link to the site through a management system such as Google Classroom. The teacher could write the web address on the board for students to type into their devices. If the teacher is using Chromebooks, they may have to make sure students enable flash when the site comes up in order to play the game properly.