1. Word cloud

120 seconds

What do capacity and volume measure?

2. Slide

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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

3. Slide

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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.

Concepts:

4. Slide

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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.

Did you know?

5. Open question

300 seconds

How many milliliters are in a liter?

6. Open question

300 seconds

What is the difference between capacity and volume?

7. Open question

300 seconds

What did you learn about converting milliliters to liters and kiloliters?

8. Open question

300 seconds

How can you use what you learned about capacity and volume metric measurements in your everyday life?

9. Drawings

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Brain break: Draw a giraffe playing basketball

10. Drawings

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Question: You are a baker with a recipe that requires 2 cups of milk. How much sugar do you need in metric measurements? Clues: • 1 cup is equal to 236.59 milliliters In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. In pairs, write a step-by-step guide to convert 2 cups of sugar into metric measurements B. In pairs, draw a picture to explain your solution

11. Poll

60 seconds

What is the abbreviation for liter?

- Kg
- M
- L

12. Poll

60 seconds

How many milliliters are in one liter?

- 500 mL
- 750 mL
- 1000 mL

13. Poll

60 seconds

'Gallon' is a unit of which type of measurement?

- Length
- Weight
- Volume

14. Poll

60 seconds

Which of these options is the largest metric unit for measuring volume?

- Liter
- Milliliter
- Centiliter

15. Poll

60 seconds

'Fluid ounce' is a unit of which type of measurement?

- Length
- Weight
- Volume

16. Open question

180 seconds

Work together in pairs: What is the difference between capacity and volume measurements?

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