Measuring capacity and volume
Home learning focus
In today's lesson you will learn about measuring capacity with non-standard units.
This lesson includes:
- four slideshows
- two activities
Created in partnership with Twinkl.
There is only so much liquid that a container can hold. When a container holds as much as it can, this means the container is at full capacity.
In each of the slideshows below there is a different empty container. Can you guess how many beakers of water it will take to fill these container?
Let's have look at the first container.
Did you get it right?
Now take a look at the next slideshow. This time you will need to work out how many beakers of water fill a bucket.
Now, let's see how many beakers of water a glass can hold. Do you think it will hold more water than the bucket?
Now that you've seen how different containers can hold different amounts of water, take a look at the final slideshow and solve which container has the greatest capacity. Then you will be asked to work out if the statements about capacity are true or false.
Use these engaging maths mastery cards to help you understand how to measure capacity.
Use the next activity worksheet to practise measuring capacity using non-standard units.
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