Comparing volume and capacity
Learn about capacity and volume, specifically relating it to the words 'full', 'nearly full', 'half full', 'nearly empty' and 'empty'.
This lesson includes:
- a catch-up quiz
- two slideshows
- two activities
To get started, let's see how well you know this topic already. Take the catch-up quiz below to find out.
You will be shown different everyday objects in the two slideshows and asked which object can hold more liquid.
In the first slideshow you will learn about capacity, which is the total amount of liquid a container can hold.
Volume can change because it is a measure of the amount of liquid in the container. The volume will change if you pour liquid away or pour more in.
Look through the second slideshow to find out more.
The first worksheet today is perfect for learning how to identify the capacity of different containers from around your house.
Print out the next worksheet and answer the questions about the different capacities.
Test your skills on this topic even further by playing Karate Cats Maths - see if you can collect a new costume for your cat!
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