Calculate the Volume of a Cylinder

In this worksheet, students will calculate the volume of cylinders, given their height and radius.

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures

Curriculum subtopic:   Use 3D Shape Knowledge to Solve Problems

Difficulty level:

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we are going to find the volume of a cylinder.

Volume of the cylinder = the area of the circular end x length

We need to first find the area of the circular end:

Area of circle = π r2

So the formula for the volume of a cylinder is: π rx the length

Let's have a look at a typical question.

Example

Calculate the volume of the cylinder shown below in cm3 to 1 decimal place.

Length = 8 cm

Length = 8 cm

Volume = π rx length

Volume = π x 22 x 8

Volume = 100.5309......

= 100.5 cm3 (1 dp)

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