So just how big is a Cubic Meter?


In our textbook, a question is posed about the Asano Taiko Company of Japan.  The larges drum, being 4.9 meters in diameter and about 4.5 meters high, the students questioned how big a cubic meter was.  A couple of my students, who enjoy putting together things, offered to put together the meter sticks (after borrowing a few extras from the science teachers) to see this.  It was great seeing the minds figure out the best ways to “brace” the cube.   Here’s a photo of our result with some kiddos, as they said, “thinking outside the box”.  Oh, and the drum?  Only about 94 of those cubes for the volume!outside the box