Science Lab Experiment: Finding 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
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.