Name: Date: 6th Grade Science – Volume of an Irregular Solid

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Name: _____________________________________________
Date: _________________
6th Grade Science – Volume of an Irregular Solid Worksheet
Period: ________________
1. How many milliliters of water are in the first graduated cylinder to the left?
_______________ mL
2. Using the water displacement method, we will place the irregular solid (a rock) into the
graduated cylinder to solve for the object’s volume. Record the NEW level of water of
the graduated cylinder on the right.
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3. The volume of the rock is ____________________________ (include proper units)
4. Read the graduated cylinder to the right. What is the volume of
water?
____________________ mL
5. An irregular object has a volume of 15 cm3. What will the NEW water
level be, if this object has been placed in the graduated you have
measured?
___________________ (include proper units)
6. Using the image below find the volume of the metal cylinder. Show the steps.
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7. Using the image below find the volume of the ring. Show the steps
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Vocabulary Challenge
8. The amount of space an object takes up is known as _________________________
9. _______________________________________ is the method used to find out the
volume of an irregular solid.
10. The volume of liquids can be measured with a ________________________________.
11. An object whos length, width, and height CAN NOT be measured with a ruler is known
as an _____________________ solid.
12. The unit for volume of an irregular solid is _________________________.
13. _______________________________ is an objects mass per unit volume.
14. The formula to solve for density is __________________ divided by ________________.
15. The unit for density is _________________________________________.
Let’s take it a step further!
The cube in the graduated cylinder below has the following dimensions:
Length: 2.47 cm
Width: 2.47 cm
Height 2.47 cm
The formula for volume of a regular solid is:
______________ x ________________ x _________________
Using your math skills, the volume of the cube is: ________________ (include units)
Now using the water displacement theory lets check our math!
The original level of water was: _________________________ (include units)
The NEW level of water: _________________________ (include units)
The volume of the cube is: ____________________ (include units)
I placed the cube on an electric scale and discovered it’s mass was 40.5 grams.
The formula for density is ____________ divided by ______________.
The unit for density is ________________________.
What is the density of this cube? ____________________________ (include units)
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