What is capacity?
Capacity is the amount of liquid a container holds.
Containers which hold liquids are;
Cups buckets glasses
Kettles bottles tins
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.
A pot holds more than a glass holds.
A glass holds less than a pot holds.
-Pupils will compare capacity using different containers with different sizes.( practical lesson)
– Pupils will do exercise given in
How many cupfuls of water can fill the bucket?
-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