# Determining Capacity

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10070

As you go through this lesson, you will get hands-on experience playing and discovering facts about capacity. You will estimate, compare, and measure different capacities.

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## Measurement and Data

subject
Math
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

## Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Imagine it’s a warm sunny day outside and you have just finished playing a game of soccer. You are soooo thirsty and your coach gives you the choice of 2 glasses of water. Which one would you choose? Why?

Remember how thirsty you were after that soccer game? Which glass did you choose, the taller or shorter glass?

The tallest glass will hold the most water; we could also say it has the largest capacity. And when you are thirsty, more water is better! I bet you picked the tallest glass!

Here is a fun video to show you the different measurements we use to talk about capacity. I think you have probably heard of some of them. While watching the video, did you hear words you knew? What was one new word about capacity you learned?

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