Comparing volume and capacity
Home learning focus
In today's lesson you will learn about capacity and volume, specifically relating it to the words 'full', 'nearly full', 'half full', 'nearly empty' and 'empty'.
This lesson includes:
- two slideshows
- two activities
Created in partnership with Twinkl.
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.
There's more to learn
Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.