CAPACITY-P.1

This unit bis about what capacities are and their measurements

What is capacity?

Capacity is the amount of liquid a container holds.

Containers which hold liquids are;

Cups              buckets     glasses

Kettles            bottles       tins

Pots                jars

Basins             tanks, e.t.c

Examples of liquids

–           water                         –           paraffin

–           cooking oil               –           petrol

–           soda                           –           diesel

–           juice                           –           porridge

–         milk                             –         liquid soap, etc

 

 

Comparing capacity using holds more / holds less.

glass

A pot holds more than a glass holds.

A glass holds less than a pot holds.

Activity

-Pupils will compare capacity using different containers with different sizes.( practical lesson)

– Pupils will do exercise given in

 

container

How many cupfuls of water can fill the bucket?

Activity

-Pupils will use small containers to fill the big ones.

-Pupils will record the findings.

 

Measuring capacity using standard units

–     Capacity is measured in litres (l)

–     Containers which hold different capacity will be used to measure capacity in litres

 

 

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