# Calculate the Volume of Cubes and Cuboids Using 1 cm Cubes

In this worksheet, students will calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids using 1 cm cubes.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Estimate Volume/Capactiy

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

Volume describes the amount of space a 3D shape takes up.

In this activity, we'll be working out volume by counting the number of cubic blocks in a selection of cubes and cuboids.

A cubic block takes up 1 cubic cm.  This is written as 1 cm³

Here is a cubic block.

Its volume is 1 cm³

Let's have a go!

What is the volume of this cuboid?

We know that the shape is made up of cubic cm blocks.

We simply count the number of blocks to find the volume.

There are 6 blocks.

The volume is 6 cm³

Easy, right?

Now, why don't you have a go at a few questions?

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