Today we study the relationship between surface area and volume in organisms.
We started with a cut-and-paste activity creating cubes with sides of 2.5 cm by 2.5 cm.
In words, the surface area of a cube is the area of the six squares that cover it. The area of one of them is a*a, or a 2 . Since these are all the same, you can multiply one of them by six, so the surface area of a cube is 6 times one of the sides squared.
synonyms: outside, exterior.
the area of an outer part or uppermost layer of something.
noun: surface area “the surface area of a cube”
the amount of space that a substance or object occupies, or that is enclosed within a container.
“the sewer could not cope with the volume of rainwater”
cube = a 3