A cubic decimeter/cubic centimeter block illustrates the squaring and cubing of linear conversion factors.
This demo is usually used when derived units are being discussed at the beginning of an intro chemistry course. Allow about 5 minutes for this demo.
Linear conversion factors are squared for area conversions and cubed for volume conversions.
Use the block to show that there are 100 square centimeters in a square decimeter and 1000 cubic centimeters in a cubic decimeter. The Liter Cube can be passed around the classroom.
Choking hazard for small children.