Lesson Plan: Volumes of Spheres Mathematics • 8th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to find volumes of spheres and solve problems including real-life situations.


Students will be able to

  • recall the formula for the volume of a sphere,
  • use the formula for the volume of a sphere to find the volume of a sphere given its radius (or diameter) and vice versa,
  • understand the relationship between the great circle and a sphere and how to calculate the volume of a sphere given information about its great circle,
  • find the volume of a hemisphere or of other fractions of a sphere,
  • solve real-world problems involving volumes of spheres.


Students should already be familiar with

  • calculating areas and circumferences of circles and of fractions of circles,
  • real numbers and operations on them.


Students will not cover

  • surface areas, including those of spheres,
  • volumes of cones.

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