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**By: Casie Pease 4th Grade**

Capacity By: Casie Pease 4th Grade

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**Capacity (Customary Units)**

Definition – the amount of liquid in an object Fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, gallons Don’t forget your benchmarks

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**Gallon Kingdom There once was a Gallon Kingdom.**

In the kingdom, there lived 4 Queens. Each ruled a corner of the kingdom. 4 corners, 4 queens ( 4 quarts). Each queen had 2 princesses that were the apples of their eyes. (2 Princesses = 2 pints per queen.

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G Q Q Capacity P P P P Q Q P P P P

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Gallon Kingdom Each Princess has two cute eyes. P C C

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**Gallon Kingdom 1 Gallon = 4 quarts (queens)**

1 quart (queen) = 2 pints (princesses) 1 princess (pint) = 2 cups (cute eyes) Also remember that there are 8 fluid ounces in a cup.

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**Apply what you know. How many quarts are in 1 gallon?**

Think of Gallon Kingdom. A) 2 B) 4 C) 6 D) 8 Answer: B

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**Show what you know. How many cups are in a pint? A) 2 B) 4 C) 6 D) 8**

Answer: A) 2

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**How many pints are in a gallon?**

B) 4 C) 6 D) 8 Answer: D 8

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**How many quarts are in ½ gallon?**

B) 4 C) 6 D) 8 Answer: A

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**How many cups are in a gallon?**

B) 8 C) 12 D) 16 Answer: D) 16

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**How many ounces are in a cup?**

A) 6 oz B) 8 oz C) 10 oz D) 12 oz Answer: B ( 8oz.)

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**How many cups are in a quart?**

B) 4 C) 6 D) 8 Answer: B) 4

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**Think Tank How many ounces are in 5 cups? 5 cups = _____ ounces**

Clue: 1 cup = 8 ounces Big to small or small to big? Operation??? Answer: 40 ounces

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**How many ounces are in two pints?**

First ask yourself…how many cups are in one pint? 2 So, we have 2 pints with 2 cups in each. Therefore, we have 4 cups in all. 4 cups = _____ ounces??? Clue: 1 cup = 8 ounces Big to small or small to big??? Answer: 32 ounces

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**How many pints are in 2 gallons?**

2 gallons = ____ pints Clue: 1 gallon = 8 pints Operation??? Big to small or small to Big? Answer: 16 pints

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**How many cups are in 8 gallons?**

8 gallons = ____ cups Clue: 1 gallon = 16 cups Operation? Big to small or small to big? Solve. Answer: 128 cups

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**Don’t forget those teaspoons**

1 ounce is about 1 teaspoon of liquid. 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon. How many teaspoons are in 8 tablespoons? 8 tablespoons = ____ teaspoons Clue: 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon Operation: big to small or small to big Answer: 24 teaspoons

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**Capacity (Metrics) Units = Milliliters (ml) – large drop of liquid**

Liters (l) – fat water bottle Kiloliters – 1,000 liters ( a small Jacuzzi filled with water is about 1,000 liters)

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**Benchmark Review 1 milliliter is about**

A) the amount of liquid in a teaspoon. B) a large drop of liquid from a medicine dropper. C) ½ a cup full of liquid. Answer: B (drop of liquid)

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**1 liter is about… A) the size of a cup B) the size of a gallon**

C) the size of a fat water bottle D) the size of a can of coke Answer:

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**The size of a kiloliter is about the size of a ……**

A) sink of water B) jug of water C) mug of water D) Jacuzzi filled with water Answer: D) Jacuzzi

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**Which unit should you use?**

To measure the amount of medicine you are going to take for your cough… A) milliliters B) liters C) kiloliters Answer: A) milliliters (ml)

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**Which unit would you use to measure the amount of soda in a can?**

A) liters B) milliliters C) kiloliters Answer:

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**A) milliliters B) liters C) kiloliters Answer:**

Which unit would you use to measure the amount of liquid in large jug of water? A) milliliters B) liters C) kiloliters Answer:

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**Which unit would you use to measure the amount of water in a baby pool?**

A) milliliters B) liters C) kiloliters Answer:

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**Answer: C (kiloliters)**

Which unit would you use to measure the amount of water in an Olympic size pool? A) milliliters B) liters C) kiloliters Answer: C (kiloliters)

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**Think Tank How many milliliters are in 7 liters?**

Clue: 1,000 milliliters are in 1 liter. Operation: Big to small OR small to big? 7 liters = _____ milliliters SOLVE! Answer: 7,000 milliliters

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**How many liters are in 9 kiloliters?**

Clue: 1,000 liters are in 1 kiloliter. Operation: big to small OR small to big? 9 kiloliters = _____ liters SOLVE! Answer: 9,000 liters

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**How many liters are in 3,000 milliliters?**

Clue: 1,000 milliliters = 1 liter Operation: big to small or small to big 3,000 milliliters = _____ liters Solve! 3,000 divided by 1,000 = 3 liters

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**How many liters are in 4.5 kiloliters?**

Clue: 1 kiloliter = 1,000 liters Operation: big to small or small to big? 4.5 kiloliters = _____ liters SOLVE! 4.5 x 1,000 = Answer 4,500 liters

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**Keep Studying!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember, we just learned about capacity.**

Customary units – Gallons, quarts, pints, cups, ounces Metric units – milliliters, liters, kiloliters

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