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With this virtual manipulative, the student investigates conservation of volume with a virtual simulation of pouring a liquid from one container to a container of the same shape, but of a different size. There are four cylinder shapes to choose from: rectangular prism, cylinder, cone, and pyramid. The left container is partially filled with liquid and the base dimensions of the two cylinders are given. The student uses a slider to estimate how high the liquid will rise when poured into the second container. After clicking the button that initiates pouring, the student can compare the estimate with the results. Multiple problems are available, as are instructions for using the applet and a link to the NCTM standard for geometry. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
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