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Capacity What is capacity? Capacity is the amount of liquid a container will hold. We use special units to measure this amount. Can you think of any?

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1 Capacity What is capacity? Capacity is the amount of liquid a container will hold. We use special units to measure this amount. Can you think of any?

2 Customary Units of Capacity Some customary units of capacity are: cup (c) pint (pt) quart (qt) gallon (gal)

3 How are these units related? Size of container Number of CupsPintsQuartsGallon Cup1000 Pints100 Quarts10 Gallons1

4 How are these units related? 1. Use a measuring cup and a pint container. Fill the cup up with water to the 1 cup mark. Pour the water into the pint container. Repeat until the pint container is filled. Record the number of cups in a pint. cup (c) pint (pt)

5 How are these units related? Size of container Number of CupsPintsQuartsGallon Cup1000 Pints2100 Quarts10 Gallons1

6 How are these units related? 2. Use cup, pint, and quart containers. Measure to compete the row in the table for quarts. cup (c) pint (pt) quart (qt) cup (c) pint (pt) quart (qt)

7 How are these units related? Size of container Number of CupsPintsQuartsGallon Cup1000 Pints2100 Quarts4210 Gallons1

8 How are these units related? 3. Use cup, pint, quart, and gallon containers. Measure to complete the row in the table for gallons. cup (c) pint (pt) quart (qt) gallon (gal)

9 How are these units related? Size of container Number of CupsPintsQuartsGallon Cup1000 Pints2100 Quarts4210 Gallons16841

10 How can I remember all that?

11 Introducing GALLON MAN (aka Measurement man)

12 His body parts Distribute his body parts. Distribute his body parts. Think about each part and how they are related. Think about each part and how they are related. Refer back to your How are these units related? chart. Refer back to your How are these units related? chart. Cut out body parts and place together to form his body. Cut out body parts and place together to form his body.

13 Gallon Man Does he look similar to this?

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15 Using Gallon Man Use your Measurement/Gallon and answer the following questions: Use your Measurement/Gallon and answer the following questions: 1) How many quarts are in 1 gallon? 4 quarts 1) How many quarts are in 1 gallon? 4 quarts 2) How many pints are in 1 gallon? 8 pints 2) How many pints are in 1 gallon? 8 pints 3) How many cups are in 1 gallon? 16 cups 3) How many cups are in 1 gallon? 16 cups 4) How many pints are in 1 quart? 2 pints 4) How many pints are in 1 quart? 2 pints 5) How many cups are in 1 pint? 2 cups 5) How many cups are in 1 pint? 2 cups 6) How many cups are in 1 quart? 4 cups 6) How many cups are in 1 quart? 4 cups 7) How many pints are in 2 quarts? 4 pints 7) How many pints are in 2 quarts? 4 pints 8) How many cups are in 2 quarts? 8 cups 8) How many cups are in 2 quarts? 8 cups 9) How many pints are in 3 quarts?6 pints 9) How many pints are in 3 quarts?6 pints 10) How many cups are in 3 gallons? 48 cups 10) How many cups are in 3 gallons? 48 cups

16 Practice Choose the measurement which accurately answers the amount of capacity each item would hold. 1. The gas you put in the car2. The amount of shampoo in your shampoo bottle 12 gallons16 cups 12 quarts 16 fluid ounces 3. The water used to take a shower 4. A cup of orange juice 15 cups 6 fluid ounces 15 gallons6 quarts 5. The amount of paint needed to paint an entire house 10 quarts 10 gallons

17 Using Gallon Man lab.org/miami/2004/concepcion/measureme nt_man.htm lab.org/miami/2004/concepcion/measureme nt_man.htm lab.org/miami/2004/concepcion/measureme nt_man.htm lab.org/miami/2004/concepcion/measureme nt_man.htm 20man2.htm 20man2.htm 20man2.htm 20man2.htm


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