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Measuring Capacity

Today we moved on to measuring capacity. We learned two units of measurement - millilitres and litres and compared the capacities of a range of different bottles and containers. To see what 1ml looks like, we used syringes to measure it out and squirt it into our hands (and definitely not over anybody's head). On the playground, we tried to estimate the size of puddle which would be made if the bottles were poured out. Some estimates were closer than others. Have a go at home - pick a container, fill it with water and use chalk to draw out your estimated puddle on the floor. Pour the water out into the middle of the chalk drawing and see how close your estimate was. Oh... andĀ pleaseĀ don't try this inside your house.