Capacity and volume

Summary of the difference between the terms capacity and volume.

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Capacity and volume

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Factsheet: Capacity and volume

  • MSS1/L1.4 Read, estimate, measure and compare length, weight, capacity and temperature using common units and instruments.
  • Describes how to measure capacity.
  • Shows the conversion rates for metric capacities.