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Capacity

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What is capacity? Capacity is the amount that something holds

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**We talk about the capacity of…**

A car boot A bottle A freezer A watering can A can of coke A petrol tank Can you think of any more?

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**What do we use to measure capacity?**

Metric measures-litres, millilitres and centilitres Imperial measures-pints and gallons

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**Metric measures How many millilitres in a litre?**

1000 millilitres = 1 litre How many centilitres in a litre? 100 centilitres = 1 litre

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**Measures How many litres in 1 gallon? 1 gallon = 4 ½ litres**

How many pints in 1 gallon? 1 gallon = 8 pints How many pints in 1 litre? 1 litre = 1 ¾ pints

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**Capacity of everyday objects**

How many millilitres in a can of coke? 330ml Average washing - up liquid bottle 500ml Large bottle of lemonade 2 litres

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**Can you put these measures in order of size, largest to smallest?**

Litre, millilitre, gallon, pint, centilitre Gallon Litre Pint Centilitre millilitre

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