This is a collection of some of our favorite lessons on the topic of volume. We like them, and our students do too. They are built to launch quickly from genuine questions, and should have students actively learning and thinking for most of class. Because they are hands-on and compelling, they should help build a solid comprehension of what volume is and how it works.
We recommend using these lessons as a supplement to a standard fifth grade curriculum. The lessons in this booklet should last 10 to 15 days. You can use them in conjunction with more standard lessons, or as a standalone introduction to volume.