It's straightforward to model cells using cubes.
We can investigate the effect of increasing size on surface area to volume ratios using models based on cubes:
So, as the volume increases, the surface area does not increase at the same rate.
If a graph is drawn:
What is the surface area to volume ratio of the highlighted mark?
This cube will have a surface area to volume ratio of 1.
The volume = 6 × 6 × 6 = 216
The surface area = 6 × (6 × 6) = 216
A stacked bar chart can be drawn to illustrate the proportions of surface area and volume.