Measurement of Capacity

We will learn basic concept of measurement of capacity.

The amount of water or any liquid that a vessel can hold is called its Capacity.

This pot can hold 5 cups of water.

Measurement of Capacity

This bottle can hold 3 glasses of water.

Measurement of Capacity

This bucket can hold 5 pots of water.

Measurement of Capacity

The larger vessel can hold more water than a smaller vessel.

We can measure capacity of one vessel by using another vessel.

Circle the vessel in each set which holds more water.

Measurement of Capacity

Arrange the vessels in the order from smallest to the largest capacity.

Smallest to the Largest Capacity

We know that capacity means how much a vessel can hold. A cup can be filled with 20 spoons of water means that capacity of cup in 20 spoons.

Capacity of a Cup

We can measure the capacity of a vessel by filling it up with water or any liquid using another vessel.

Colour the number of vessels needed to fill the given vessel. One has been done for you.

1st Grade Capacity
1st Grade Capacity

One bottle can hold 3 glasses of water.

Capacity of 3 bottles is _____ glasses.

1st Grade Capacity
1st Grade Capacity

One water-can can hold 2 bottles of water.

Capacity of 4 water cans is _____ bottles.

1st Grade Capacity
1st Grade Capacity

One large water bottle can hold 4 cups of water.

Capacity of 2 large bottles is _____ cups.

Questions on Measurement of Capacity:

1. Tick the vessel in each set that can hold more milk.

Capacity of Different Vessels

2. Tick the vessel which is not filled to it’s full capacity.

Full Capacity

3. Tick the vessel you will use to measure the capacity.

Measure the Capacity

4. Write T for true and F for false.

(i) We can measure liquids using a vessel.

(ii) Capacity of vessel can be measured using another vessel.

5. Match the following:

(a) capacity of this bucket is 10 mugs.

(b) capacity of this pot is 10 mugs.

(c) capacity of this bottle is 2 glasses.

(d) capacity of this jug is 5 glasses.

6. Look at this picture and choose the correct word to answer the question.

Capacity of a Bottle and a Pot

(i) Capacity of the bottle is ………….. than that of the pot. (more / less)

(ii) Capacity of the pot is ………….. than that of the bottle. (more / less)

7. Aaron is able to fill a jug with 5 cups of water. Nancy fills the same jug with 10 cups of water. Think and answer whose cup holds less water?

8. Ron is pouring water from his water battle to a glass, he finds that some more water is left in the bottle. He fills one more glass from his water bottle. There is no more water left in the bottle. Think and answer what is the capacity of the bottle.

First Grade Math Activities

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