These resources have been reviewed and selected by STEM Learning’s team of education specialists for factual accuracy and relevance to teaching STEM subjects in UK schools.

Hot coffee

Act 1

A giant cup is being used as part of a world record breaking attempt. A video shows two hoses being used to pour coffee into the cup. The start and end times for filling the cup are given. How many gallons fit into the coffee cup?

Act 2

A series of photographs give additional information relevant to solving the problem. The dimensions of the cup are given, along with the rate of flow of coffee into the cup.


Act 3

A video shows the cup being filled and a press release reveals the capacity of the coffee cup.

Show health and safety information

Please be aware that resources have been published on the website in the form that they were originally supplied. This means that procedures reflect general practice and standards applicable at the time resources were produced and cannot be assumed to be acceptable today. Website users are fully responsible for ensuring that any activity, including practical work, which they carry out is in accordance with current regulations related to health and safety and that an appropriate risk assessment has been carried out.

Information on the creators and permitted use of this resource is covered by the Category Three Materials - Community Resources section in STEM Learning’s Terms and conditions