Capacity Challenge

This week in Mathematics we’ve been focusing on CAPACITY.

Learning outcomes: We can…

  • Estimate capacity
  • Measure capacity – milliliters – liters
  • Order items by capacity
  • Convert imperial to metric (or vice-versa) – use decimal notation


One of the learning engagements was to make our own measuring container

The equipment we used…

  • 500 ml plastic bottles
  • Standard containers to test
  • coloured water
  • tape, markers, funnels

Check out some photos of us at work – clip 

We also watched two great clips about capacity and displacement

  • TedEd Archimedes principle (video 3 min)
  • TedEd The Real Story of Archimedes


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