 # 8.10 Measure and estimate capacity

Lesson

Can you choose the appropriate unit to measure capacity?

What is the appropriate capacity unit to measure a cup of coffee? 1. mL

A

L

B

mL

A

L

B

## Learn

How can we measure capacity?

### Apply

##### question 1

This vase was filled with water and then the water was poured into this measuring cup to find the vase’s capacity. What was the capacity of water in the vase?  1. $\editable{}$ millilitres

## Learn

This video uses some everyday objects to estimate capacity.

### Apply

##### question 2

Choose the best estimate for the capacity of a rainwater tank.

1. $10$10 litres

A

$100$100 litres

B

$100$100 millilitres

C

$10$10 litres

A

$100$100 litres

B

$100$100 millilitres

C

Remember!

If we have a measuring jug, we can fill a container, then pour it into a measuring jug to find out how much liquid it holds, its capacity. We often use millilitres (mL) and litres (L) to measure the capacity of liquids.

### Outcomes

#### VCMMG165

Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures