Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement (ACMMG138)

LO: To connect and recognize the difference between volume and capacity.

Know:

what volume is
what capacity is

Understand:

that volume is the amount in an object
that capacity is the total amount that an object can hold

Do:

I connect and recognize the difference between volume and capacity


Capacity and Volume

Capacity is the measurement of how much an object can hold.
Volume is the measurement of how much is actually in an object.

The most common units to measure capacity are:

    • milliliters (about 20 drops of water)
    • liters (a jug of liquid)
    • kiloliters (a large swimming pool)

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