Measuring/Capacity
Lesson
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Capacity is a measure of
the amount of liquid a
container can hold.

 

Units to Measure Capacity

                

 
                                     1 gallon (gal) = 4 quarts (qt) 
                                     1 quart (qt)  2 pints (pt)
                                     1 pint (pt) = 2 cups (c)
                                     1 cup (c) = 8 ounces (oz) = 16 tablespoons (tbsp)

 

If you want to measure the capacity of very large
containers like tubs or pools, use a
gallon.

If you want to measure to the capacity of large containers such as milk, juice, or soda, use a quart.

If you want to measure the capacity of small
containers holding milk or juice, use a
pint.


If you want to measure the capacity of a very small
container (like a glass) that will serve just one person,
use a
cup.
 

 

                

        10 gallons                        100 gallons                50 gallons

                                       
       1 quart                          1 quart                      2 quarts

                                                      

     1  1/2 pints                        1 pint                        1 pint

                                                            
        1 cup                              1 cup                           1 cup
 

Click on the cup for practice.

  Remember:

 Gallons, quarts, pints, and cups
are used to measure capacity.

 
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