## CAPACITY

Capacity is the space something takes up. Capacity if often
measured in milliliters, liters, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. We
measure liquids such as gasoline, pop, and milk by capacity.

Activities

- Take a Tablespoon and a measuring cup. Estimate how many
Tablespoons are in a cup. Using a pitcher of water, fill a
Tablespoon and dump it into a cup. Continue to do this until the
cup measures up to one. How many Tablespoons did it take?

- Which is larger in capacity a liter or a quart? Take an empty
liter container and an empty quart container. Fill which you think
is smaller with water. Pour the full container into the larger; it
should fit with room to spare if your choice was correct.

- Have students bring in canned goods. Cover the weight and then
have them guess how much each can weighs. See if students can find
two cans that weigh the same.