# Plants

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet provides a series of volume word problems centered around plants and gardening. It includes a variety of items such as flower pots, garden boxes, and plant supports, with shapes ranging from cylindrical containers to rectangular prisms and spherical pots. The students are given the dimensions of each item and are asked to calculate the volume of soil or potting soil needed to fill these containers.

The worksheet is designed to teach students how to calculate the volume of objects with different shapes by applying the appropriate volume formulas. It helps students to understand practical applications of volume in gardening, reinforces their ability to work with different units of measurement, and improves their spatial visualization skills. By working through these problems, students also learn to perform calculations for real-life scenarios, enhancing their mathematical competency in a context that is both familiar and applicable outside the classroom.

**Example Problems**

1. A flower pot is shaped like a cylindrical container with a radius of 6 inches and a height of 10 inches. Calculate the volume of soil the pot can hold in cubic inches.

2. A garden bed is rectangular with dimensions 4 feet by 8 feet by 1 foot. Determine the volume of soil needed to fill the garden bed in cubic feet.

3. A spherical plant pot has a radius of 5 inches. Calculate the volume of potting soil needed to fill the pot in cubic inches.

4. A potted plant is placed inside a cylindrical decorative planter with a radius of 7 inches and a height of 12 inches. Determine the volume of potting soil required to cover the plant’s roots in cubic inches.

5. A triangular garden plot has a base of 10 feet and a height of 8 feet. Calculate the volume of soil needed to fill the garden plot in cubic feet.

6. A rectangular plant box is designed with dimensions 3 feet by 2 feet by 1.5 feet. Determine the volume of soil the box can hold in cubic feet.

7. A plant nursery is using cylindrical pots with a radius of 4 inches and a height of 6 inches. Calculate the volume of each pot in cubic inches.