What do capacity and volume measure?
Capacity is a measure of how much a container can hold and is usually measured in liters (L) or milliliters (mL). Volume is a measure of how much space an object takes up and is usually measured in cubic centimeters (cm3). These two measurements are related, but it’s important to know the difference between them.
Understanding Capacity and Volume Metric Measurements
Capacity: The amount of something that can be contained. Volume: The amount of space that an object takes up. Metric Measurements: Measurements used in the metric system, which is based on the number 10.
The first capacity unit was invented in 2000 BC by the Babylonians. It was called the kur (24 eggs) and was equal to 60 seahs (144 eggs). The SI (International system of units or metric) unit of volume is called the cubic meter and is equal to 1000 liters. The SI unit of capacity is called the liter and is equal to 1 cubic decimeter.
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How many milliliters are in a liter?
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How can you use what you learned about capacity and volume metric measurements in your everyday life?
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