Step 7: Water Displacement Method

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A method of finding the volume of a sphere with minimal calculations is to use the Water Displacement Method:

  • Fill a beaker or graduated cylinder with enough water to completely immerse the sphere in.
  • Record the baseline initial measurement
  • Drop the sphere in
  • Record final measurement
  • Subtract the initial volume from the final volume ~ this is the volume of the sphere!