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What is Volume?
What is Volume?
Worksheet
What is Volume?
What is volume? Use this great introduction about displacement to help your child learn the concept of volume.
1st grade
Worksheet
Irregular Volume Shapes
Irregular Volume Shapes
Worksheet
Irregular Volume Shapes
Transfer student’s understanding of calculating the volume of rectangular prisms to calculating the volume of irregular shapes.
5th grade
Worksheet
Base and Volume
Base and Volume
Worksheet
Base and Volume
Calculate the volume of each object using the base and height.
5th grade
Worksheet
Calculating Volume
Calculating Volume
Worksheet
Calculating Volume
his worksheet gives kids practice in calculating volume, a basic skill for geometry and upper-level math.
5th grade
Worksheet
What is Volume?
What is Volume?
Lesson Plan
What is Volume?
In this lesson, students will recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and learn to calculate volume by counting cubes. This is a great introduction to the formula V = L x W x H.
5th grade
Lesson Plan
What Does Volume Mean?
What Does Volume Mean?
Worksheet
What Does Volume Mean?
In this activity, compare the volume of the container with the volume of its contents to calculate how much each can hold.
5th grade
Worksheet
Volume and Word Problems
Volume and Word Problems
Worksheet
Volume and Word Problems
Find the volume for each of five word problems.
5th grade
Worksheet
Understanding Volume
Understanding Volume
Activity
Understanding Volume
This is a fun way to introduce kids to the concept of volume, and give them a quick hands-on activity to boot.
1st grade
Activity
Volume Calculations Introduction #3
Volume Calculations Introduction #3
Worksheet
Volume Calculations Introduction #3
This worksheet provides support solving volume equations.
5th grade
Worksheet
Volume of Spheres
Volume of Spheres
Worksheet
Volume of Spheres
Designed for eighth-grade, this geometry worksheet walks students through the process of finding the volume of spheres.
8th grade
Worksheet
Estimating Volume
Estimating Volume
Worksheet
Estimating Volume
Help your child practice his skills with volume with this printable worksheet, which asks him to estimate how much liquid things can hold.
Kindergarten
Worksheet
Volume of Cones
Volume of Cones
Worksheet
Volume of Cones
Geared toward eighth graders, this two-page geometry worksheet will help students gain practice finding the volume of cones!
8th grade
Worksheet
Volume and Stacks
Volume and Stacks
Worksheet
Volume and Stacks
What makes this box perfect? Students will calculate the volume of the box, and other calculations using rectangular prisms.
5th grade
Worksheet
Volume of Cylinders
Volume of Cylinders
Worksheet
Volume of Cylinders
In this geometry worksheet for eighth graders, students review an example problem and then practice finding the volume of a variety of cylinders.
8th grade
Worksheet
Pump Up the Volume
Pump Up the Volume
Workbook
Pump Up the Volume
Volume is the measurement of space occupied in three dimensions. Practice calculating the volume of 3-D shapes using a variety of techniques and with real-life examples through a series of engaging problems and questions.
5th grade
Workbook
Liquid Volume: Gallon Chart
Liquid Volume: Gallon Chart
Worksheet
Liquid Volume: Gallon Chart
Use this worksheet to help with volume estimations, or conversions between measurements.
4th grade
Worksheet
Understand Volume Using Sugar Cubes
Understand Volume Using Sugar Cubes
Activity
Understand Volume Using Sugar Cubes
Introduce your fourth or fifth grader to volume by having him build rectangular prisms, and then count each sugar cube to check his volume calculations.
4th grade
Activity
Eureka! Volume and the Displacement of Water
Eureka! Volume and the Displacement of Water
Science Project
Eureka! Volume and the Displacement of Water
This project demonstrates the correspondence between the volume of water displaced by a submerged object and the volume of the object displacing it.
Kindergarten
Science Project
Geometry: Counting Volume
Geometry: Counting Volume
Worksheet
Geometry: Counting Volume
Is your third-grader ready to start learning about volume? Introduce them to the concept with this clear and easily understood worksheet.
5th grade
Worksheet
Volume Calculations Introduction #2
Volume Calculations Introduction #2
Worksheet
Volume Calculations Introduction #2
This introductory worksheet provides some support when calculating the volume of rectangular prisms.
5th grade
Worksheet
Formulas for Calculating Volume
Formulas for Calculating Volume
Exercise
Formulas for Calculating Volume
Teach students how to calculate volume by exposing them to formulas they can use on their own.
5th grade
Exercise
Mass, Volume and Density
Mass, Volume and Density
Science Project
Mass, Volume and Density
Demonstrate the relationship between mass, volume and density. Measure displaced water, and weigh object to calculate mass and density.
Science Project
Volume and Rectangular Prisms
Volume and Rectangular Prisms
Lesson Plan
Volume and Rectangular Prisms
Students will find volume for rectangular prisms by applying the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h.
5th grade
Lesson Plan
Volume and a Building
Volume and a Building
Lesson Plan
Volume and a Building
Students will apply the formula V = l × w × h to find the volume for rectangular prisms in the context of solving real-world problems.
5th grade
Lesson Plan
Volume Cubed #3
Volume Cubed #3
Worksheet
Volume Cubed #3
Centimeter cubes have gone wild with these irregular shapes! Students will be challenged to calculate the volume of different shapes by counting the cubes.
5th grade
Worksheet

Volume Resources

Volume is a physical property of an object that describes how much space the object takes up. An easier way to think about what volume refers to is if you think of an empty object that you then fill up with water. The amount of water that you put into that empty object is its volume. See the resources below to learn more about volume and how to calculate it.

Volume Basics

Earlier, your child may have learned how to calculate the area of a 2D shape. Volume uses some similar concepts in that it refers to how much space an object can take up, but volume can only be calculated for 3D shapes. When calculating volume, you have to pay special attention to the kind of 3D shape you are working with; different shapes have different volume formulas that need to be used. We’ve listed some common formulas for you below:
  • Cube: Volume = a × a × a = a3 , where a is the length of one side
  • Box: Volume = length × width × height
  • Cylinder: Volume = πr2h
  • Sphere: Volume = 43 πr3
  • Cone: Volume = 13πr2h
The value of volume is always denoted with units3, so if the measurements of an object are in inches, the final answer will have a unit of in3.

If your student needs extra practice with volume, you can look at our resources on finding volume through measurement before diving into our resources that help your child practice calculating volume using formulas.