Welcome to Camp Kapassatee A Math Expedition for Grades 3-4 to Explore Capacity
The Camping Trip A Scout Leader, Gallon Man, is taking his troop to Camp Kapassatee to learn all about capacity. The kids in his troop have worked to earn different rankings: Ounce, Cup, Pint, and Quart. The troopers must complete a series of tasks in order to earn a Measurement Badge and hopefully get promoted in their rankings. Your job is to be their camp counselor and lead them through their tasks.
Gallon Man and his Troops As camp counselor, your first job is to create a model of Gallon Man and his troops. To make the model, you will need: »5 pieces of construction paper »A pair of scissors »Marker or pencil »Glue Click here to begin making the model Gallon ManQuart StatusPint StatusCup Status Ounce Status
Making the Model- Part I Write gal. on one piece of construction paper. This is the Gallon Man. Take another piece of construction paper, and fold it in half. Then, fold it in half again. Open the construction paper, and cut along the folds. These are the quarts. Write qt. on each. How many quart campers are at Camp Kapassatee? Gallon Quart
Making the Model- Part II Take another piece of construction paper, and cut it into quarts like you did on the last slide. Take each quart, and fold it in half. Open the papers, and cut along the folds. These are the pints. Write pt. on each. How many pint campers are at Camp Kapassatee? Pint
Making the Model- Part III Take another piece of construction paper, and cut it into quarts. Then, cut the quarts into pints. Then, fold each pint in half. Open the papers, and cut along the folds. These are the cups. Write cup on each. How many cup campers are at Camp Kapassatee? Cup
Making the Model- Part IV Take the last piece of construction paper, and cut it into quarts. Then, cut one of the quarts into pints. Then, cut one of the pints into cups. Take one cup, and fold it in half. Then, fold it in half again. Then, fold it in half a third time. Open the paper, and cut along the folds. These are the ounces. Write oz. on each. How many ounce campers would there be at Camp Kapassatee if you cut all of the cups into oz? Ounce
Making the Model- Part V Assemble the gallon man and his troops by following this diagram: How many cups are in a pint? How many quarts are in a gallon? How many pints are in a quart? How many cups are in a quart? How many cups are in a gallon? How many pints are in a gallon? Click here to Go back to The chart
Task #1: Capacity Match-up Scout Leader, Gallon Man, has set out a variety of camping items. The troopers first challenge is to list each item under the unit best suited to measure its contents. Camp Counselor, help the troops to be sure they get it right! OunceCupPintQuartGallon Coffee mug Coffee pot Small bowl Drink cooler Large bucket Small cooking pot Large bottle of water Bottle of insect repellent Spoon
Task #2: Capacity Relay Ranger Rhonda has set up a relay game. The object is to be the first team to fill its bucket to the top with the container provided. Each teams bucket will hold two gallons of water. The game requires each team member to go down to the lake with his container, fill it with water, and then bring it back and pour it in his teams bucket until its filled. But this game is not fair because each team has a different size container to use!
In the chart below, record the number of trips to the lake each team must make in order to fill its bucket. Use the information in the table (or your gallon man) to help you. *Remember each bucket = 2 gallons 2 cups = 1 pint 2 pints = 1 quart 4 quarts = 1 gallon Team Size of Container Trips Needed One Two Three FourOne Gallon One Quart One Pint One Cup Click here to see Mr. Gallon again
Task #3: Capacity Stumpers Ranger Ralph has written statements about capacity that may or may not be true. He wants each camper sitting around the campfire to tell whether each statement makes sense or not. If it doesnt, he wants the camper to explain why.
Is the statement true or false? If false, tell why in the box below! Simon drank a pint of juice with his lunch today. TrueFalse
Is the statement true or false? If false, tell why in the box below! After the hike, Maggie used a cup of water to wash up. True False
Is the statement true or false? If false, tell why in the box below! Samantha put a quart of milk in her cereal this morning. TrueFalse
Task #4: Serving Lunch At camp today, you and the other troopers will be working in the Kapassatee Café. You must serve lunch to the rest of the camp. Use the following recipes to make the food and drinks needed for the campers. Be careful to convert the measurements correctly, or the food will turn out wrong!
Recipe One: Fruit Power Lemonade This recipe will make 12 cups of Fruit Power Lemonade Ingredients: 8 medium lemons, halved 8 cups water = _______ pint(s) water =_______quart(s) water 2 cup sugar = ________ pint(s) sugar 4 cups sliced fresh fruit= _______ pint(s)=______quart(s) 4 cups Ice cubes
Now you can make Fruit Power Lemonade! Directions: Grip one lemon half firmly; press and twist onto lemon reamer until all juice is released. Repeat with remaining lemon halves. Discard empty halves. If necessary, strain juice through strainer to remove lemon seeds. You should have about 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice. In a large jar or pitcher combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, and sugar. Stir vigorously until sugar is just dissolved. Add assorted fruits. Ladle immediately into individual disposable cups filled with ice cubes, or chill several hours.
Recipe Two: Sour Cream Biscuits This recipe makes 40 Biscuits Ingredients: 8 cups flour = _____ pint(s) = ______ quart(s) 6 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup cold butter 2 cups milk = _____ pint(s) 2 cups sour cream = _____ pint(s)
Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Measure flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir these ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Or, crumble the butter in with your fingers.) In a small bowl stir together milk and sour cream until mixture is almost smooth. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the milk mixture all at once. Using a wooden spoon stir just until the dough sticks together. Using hands or a wooden spoon, push dough onto a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle a little flour on hands. Gently knead 8 or 10 times or just until dough holds together. Pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness. (Or, roll dough with a floured rolling pin.) Using the edge of a clean, floured ruler, cut dough into large diamonds or squares, approximately 3 inches. Place on ungreased baking sheet, leaving about 1-inch space between each biscuit. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Using a wide spatula carefully remove biscuits from baking sheet. Serve immediately. Now you can make Sour Cream Biscuits!