Math Photo post of three beautiful bottles exemplifying solids of revolutions inspired me. I looked up beautiful bottles on Google Images, and there are so many. Some of them are solids of revolution and some aren't. I wonder if my students would benefit by identifying which are which.
Maybe that could be a first step, and then drawing a curve they think would make a good-looking volume when revolved. Hmm... (Anyone know a super-easy 3D modeler we good put our curves in, and get visuals from?)
Maybe this Friday I can get some students to come in and work with me on making models of volumes (not volumes of revolution, though), like these that Bowman Dickson made, or these (both types) that Rebecka Peterson made.