Surface Area Functional Investigation

I came across a nice idea for a functional project on Surface area today which I intend to use this week with some Year 8 pupils working at NC Levels 5/6.

The task revolves around finding the best packaging to hold four standard tennis balls, an idea from an old Shell Centre project “Pack it In” which is available online at the STEM centre website

I’ve put together a brief PowerPoint outlining the task here but I intend to give pupils a free rein in terms of tackling the problem in teams of four.  I’ll update later in the week


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