WebQuest:  Packaging the World

You are an engineer for a packaging company that needs to create boxes or cans for several types of products.  You have been given five jobs to complete before the end of the work day.

Job 1:  A local electronics factory that specializes in televisions would like to purchase boxes from your company.  You need to construct 20 boxes that can each hold a 32” television.  Your job is to research for the dimensions, calculate surface area, and produce a cost for the order.

1. Visit BestBuy (click on picture below) and find the following television system to be shipped.

2. Write down the dimensions of the television (Round to the nearest inch).

Television Height_________Width_________ Length___________

3. You need to create a cardboard box that will fit the television.  You need to add 2” to each dimension to allow for shipping padding.

Box Height_________  Width ___________  Length ___________

4. Calculate the surface area of your cardboard box

Top__________,Bottom__________, Left__________,

Right_________,Front__________, Back_________

5. Calculate the cost of your box by using the accompanying chart

Price of one box \$__________      Price for 20 boxes\$__________

Job 2:  A local pizzeria would like to purchase boxes from you.  They need a total of 300 boxes that can hold pizza pies.  They only need Large pizza boxes.  You need to create pizza boxes to hold the pizza.

1.   Visit the pizza shop online.  You need to locate the size of their pizzas (diameter) in inches and record the dimensions of the pizza.  Heights of each box will 2 inches no matter what box.

2.      Write down the dimensions of the pizza.  Height of the box will be 2 inches.

Diameter of Large Pizza________________Height ____2 in____

You need to create cardboard boxes that will fit the pizza.  You need to add 2” to each diameter to determine the new dimensions.

Box Height_____2 in_____ Width ________  Length___________

1. Calculate the surface area of your cardboard boxes
2. Calculate the cost of your box by using the accompanying chart.

Price of one large pizza box = \$______________

Price for 300 large boxes = \$__________________

Job 3:  Your packaging company has given you a product to package and ship.  The product requires at least 110 cm3 of space.  You need to calculate the volume of the boxes and figure out which box will fit the 110 cm3 worth of product.

1.  Volume of the triangular package

Volume =_____________

2.  Volume of the tube (cylinder)

Volume =_____________

3.  Volume of the rectangular prisim (box)

Volume =_____________

4. According to volume, which box is the best choice?

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You work for a Ken’s Carpet House.  Your job as a sales consultant is to give price quotes to customers. You will be given floor plans and will have to calculate the area of each room needing carpet.  The floor plans will give measurements that include feet and inches.  All floor plans are fromhomeplans.com.

Job#4:  23 Lakeview Street:  You have been hired to install carpeting in every bedroomand living room.  Click on the house below and then click “main floor” to disclose the floor plans.

Job#5:  179 East Highland Drive:  You have been hired to install carpeting in every bedroom and living room. Click on the house below to disclose the floor plans.

BONUS:  Jay’s Mini-Golf Course (click on picture):  You have been hired toinstall fake grass carpeting on hole #2 on his mini-golf course.

Total Area of Hole #2: ________________

Each golf hole that is cut out has an area of  2 cm2, after subtracting this amount away, how much carpet will be needed?______________

Total Area of Hole #2: ________________