Lets review customary capacity! 1.How many cups are in a pint? 2.How many quarts are in a gallon? 3.How many pints are in a quart? 4.How many cups are in a gallon? 5.How many pints are in a gallon?
Metric Capacity Metric = the measurement that the rest of the world uses How much something holds = capacity
Two units your need to know! Milliliter (mL) An eye dropper can measure 1 milliliter. Milliliters are teeny tiny? Talk and Turn: What other metric unit has a similar name and is also measures teeny tiny things?
Liter (L) One liter = 1,000 milliliters (mLs) *This is not even CLOSE to 1,000 milliliters!!!!
Talk and Turn: Which is greater, a liter or milliliter? Hint: This is a 2-liter bottle of Dr. Pepper.
Lets make it real! What metric unit would you use to find the capacity of a cars gas tank?
What metric unit of capacity would you use to measure… Water in a washing machine?
What metric unit of capacity would you use to measure… Juice in a glass? Hint: dont choose the one that will be more (even if it is more by a little bit).
What metric unit of capacity would you use to measure… Bleach in a bottle?
What metric unit of capacity would you use to measure… Ink in a pen?
Which number would be greater, the number of milliliters of milk in a pitcher or the number of liters of milk in the same pitcher?
Think about it! If a container held 5 L of fluid. How many milliliters does the container hold?
Challenge: Go home tonight and look around your house to find containers that may be labeled with metric capacity units: liters and milliliters! Remember the abbreviations are: L and mL! Come back to school tomorrow ready to share what you discovered!