Box Folding: An Exercise in Prediction, Measurement, and Analysis
Many students at the middle and high school level experience difficulty understanding the concept of volume. This venerable activity has been used for decades without technology to convey the counter-intuitive changes that occur in volume when folding boxes. With the addtion of the simulation tool, a java applet, and spreadsheets, we can collect more data and explore patterns in the data more easily.
Lesson (Lessons that don't include any sort of interactive component.)