The changes that occur in the volume of a square prism by changing the variables of the square prisms area of the base, height, and incline of a right square prism is observed.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
A right square prism is a three-dimensional geometric figure.
A right square prism is a polyhedron consisting of two parallel, congruent faces called bases that are joined by faces that are parallelograms. These bases are perpendicular to the lateral faces of the prism, therefore the prism is considered to be a right prism. A right square prism which has square lateral faces is called a cube.
The volume of a right square prism can be found by using the formula
The volume of a square prism is equal to the product of its height (h) and the area of its base (B).
The volume of a right square prism is proportional to both its height and area of its base.
This Activity Object will focus on the changes in a right square prism's volume when other variables are altered. For instance, students will be able to change the area of the base, the height, and the incline of the square prism, and then observe the results from these changes.
|Approximate Time||15 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should know the definition of a right square prism, incline, and height, and be able to calculate the volume of a prism and the area of the base of a prism.|
|Type of Tutorial||Skills Application|
|Key Vocabulary||area of the base, height, prism|