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WALT - Understanding volume 

S2S - Read the lesson notes about volume and look closely at the levels of water and how they are described - full, nearly full, nearly empty and empty. 








Last week we looked at the capacity of containers. Remember, the capacity of something refers to  how much it can hold, this could be water, objects or even people.

Task –

1. Which container has the most capacity?



2. Which container has least capacity?


This week we are going to look at volume.
Volume is the amount of liquid in a container. If you pour more in or take some out it will change the volume of liquid in the container.


Look at the jugs below, they are identical in size and can both hold the same amount of water (capacity). But the amount of water in each one is different. They have different volumes of water in them.



We can use words such as “full” and “empty” to describe how much is in the container (the volume) .

So, we could say this jug is full




Task – match the volume to the correct picture: