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Science Lab Experiment: Finding Volume

Demonstration Volume

Object: To find out the volume of a solid, which has an irregular shape.

Materials: small piece of rock, graduated cylinder, water, pyrex beaker

set up to find the volume of an irregular solid

Method: About 35 mo of water was poured into the graduated cylinder. A small piece of rock was added and the water was seen to rise. The water rose to the 41 ml mark on the cylinder.

Calculation: The volume of the rock was calculated as follows: Volume of water in cylinder after rock was added = 41 ml Volume of water in cylinder before rock was added = 35 ml

Conclusion: It was learned that the formula for volume is not always necessary.

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