Friday, April 8th: Measuring Volume and Capacity

WARM-UP: Go to QUIA and take the PRACTICE QUIZ: Measuring with Metric–

TASK:  Today we will finish our OUTPUT for Measuring Mass and will begin learning how to measure volume and capacity.

USING RACE: We will answer our conclusion question using the RACE method.


Capacity and volume are often used interchangeably (the mean the same thing). However,

  • Capacity– The amount that something can hold. (The space inside a container that can be filled.)
    • Usually it means volume, such as milliliters (ml) or liters (l) in Metric and refers to an amount of liquid that can be held in a container.
    • Example: “The bucket has a capacity of 9 liters
  • meniscus)3Volume– The amount of space something takes up.
    • Used to measure solid objects.
    • Usually recorded in cubic units.
    • Is also used to measure liquids.
  • Meniscus- The curved surface of a liquid.
    • Look at it at eye level to make a reading.




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