LESSON: Surface Area and Volume of Cylinders



  • Identify surface area of cylinders as the sum of the areas of faces using nets.
  • Find surface area of cylinders using formulas.
  • Identify volume of cylinders as the sum of volumes of layers of unit cubes.
  • Find volumes of cylinders using formulas.


the amount of space inside a three-dimensional figure.
Surface Area
the entire outer covering or surface of a three-dimensional figure. It is calculated by the sum of the areas of each of the faces and bases of a solid.
a three-dimensional figure with two congruent parallel circular bases and a curved flat surface connecting the bases.
the measure of the distance halfway across a circle.