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Activity 4

Measuring and Comparing Capacity

Follow the below link and watch the video for lesson 5. Discuss with your child what capacity is and how it is different to volume.


After this, pour a cup of water. Practise measuring how many cups of water a variety of containers can hold. This is their capacity. Then put the containers in order from the highest capacity to the lowest capacity. Ask your child to explain what they notice about the containers. Does the size of the container matter? The shape?

Then complete the below worksheet.

Next, follow the link above and watch the video week 2, lesson 1 in which we look at comparing capacities.

Then complete the below worksheet.