## What is Volume:

Volume means, in a general way, the corpulence, bulk or size of a thing. It comes from the Latin volume, which means 'roll', in reference to the scrolls of papyri, parchment or cloth where the manuscripts were located before the appearance of the book, hence today a book is also called a volume, whether it is a complete work or of each one the volumes that constitute it.

In natural sciences, volume is considered the space occupied by a body, that is, its physical magnitude comprised in three dimensions: length, width and height. The unit of measurement for volume is the cubic meter (m3).

A practical experiment to measure the volume of an object is to place it in a graduated cylinder with a little water. The difference in level of the liquid with the object submerged in and without it is taken as a reference of its volume. Although there are, of course, mathematical formulas that allow us to calculate the volume of different geometric bodies, such as a cylinder, a sphere, a cube, a pyramid, a prism or a cone.