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Learning about surface area and volume

General Science
Education Level

<p>The purpose of this lesson is to help students extend their knowledge of area, perimeter, and volume to include surface area.&nbsp; The understanding of these concepts begin in the elementary grades and helps students understand events such as why a hot potato cools down quicker when it is spread out in smaller pieces and why a cell is triggered to divide.&nbsp; This understanding is even more important when students begin to understand&nbsp; the micro and nano scales in middle and high school.</p>

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