# Volume and Capacity

Volume can be defined as the amount of space occupied by a 3D object. For example: blocks have volume – they take up space.

Capacity can be defined as the amount a container can hold.

A bottle has volume, it takes up space. It also has capacity, the amount of liquid it can hold.

Click on the images below to play games to practise your volume and capacity skills.

What objects can you find in your house that hold millilitres and litres?

Convert the following.

6000mL = _____L

5.5L = _______mL

Filed under Mathematics

### 40 responses to “Volume and Capacity”

1. Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

Volume and Capacity is a really fun subject! The objects that hold millilitres and litres are:

Millilitres –
* Can of Coke
* Small water bottle

Litres-
* Large milk bottle
* Large apple juice bottle

Yours Truly,
Cecilia

• Grace

Dear Cecilia,

volume and capacity is a great topic for maths and to be honest I don’t really like maths but every time I came back from recces I was really exited to be doing maths.

Kind regards
Grace

• Jenner.A

Dear Grace,

I also think that volume and capacity is a good topic in maths.

Kind regards,
Jennifer.A

2. Tony

Dear Five White and Ms Azzopardi,

Volume and Capacity is a really fun topic to learn about because you learn about lots of things like : Cubic Cm,Cubic Metres, mL,L,kL and lots more. The things that hold mL and L in my house are :

Milliliters:
Can of Pepsi
Mount Franklin water
Sauce
Poppers etc,

Liters :
Milk
Juice
Oil
Big plastic water bottle etc,

Meaning of Volume :
the amount of space, measured in cubic units, that an object or substance occupies.

Sincerely,
Tony

• Andrea

Dear Tony,

You’re right learning Volume and Capacity was so fun!! It seemed like you learnt heaps!

Sincerely,
Andrea

3. Tony

Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

Examples :
5.5L= ________
6L=________
1.9L=_________
1009=________
Solve These

Kind regards,
Tony

4. Dear Five White,

I really love volume and capacity, it is fun to learn about.

Millilitres
– Can of coke
– Can of pepsi
– Juice popper

Litres
– Milk bottle
– Coke bottle
– Solo bottle
– Juice bottle

6000ml – 6L
5.5L – 5500ml
1.5L- 1500ml
3456mL -3.456

Sincerely,
Bella

• Grace

Dear Bella,

Volume and capacity was really fun and when you were missing the lesson because of the Jason project I could see that you were pretty sad that you didn’t get to attend the lesson.

Hope to see you soon,
Grace

• Jamie

Dear Bella,

Great problems you wrote there. Keep practising you will get better for sure.

Kind regards,
Jamie

5. Grace

Dear Miss Azzopardi and 5W,

Volume and Capacity is a great topic to learn about because you get to use objects and It hardly feels like work. At my house there are many things that are many things that hold millilitres like
-can of coke
-poppers
-a little hand cream and there are lots of things for litres like
-2 litre milk
-juice bottle
-drawer
-suitcase.
6000mL =6L 5.5L=5500mL and here are some examples of my own:
4.7mL=4700L 8.5 L=8500mL.

Kind regards,
Grace

• Dear Grace,

Wow, You named a lot of objects that hold capacity! You’ve learnt a lot about Volume & Capacity and improved a lot!!!

Kind Regards,
Cecilia

• Dear Grace,

Wow i can see you’ve learnt a lot during volume and capacity and i know you are very smart on converting mL to L

Bye,
Josephine

6. Brenda

Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,
Volume and capacity is a bit confusing but once you get used to it you will think it is easy as 123.
Millilitres:
Small 600mL mount franklin bottlle
Small can of soft drink
Litres:
One Liter mount franklin bottle
Big one litre bottle of coke
6000mL=6L
5.5L=5500mL

Kind regards,
Brenda

• Grace

Dear Brenda,

At first Volume and Capacity was a bit confusing though at the end of all the lessons I was definitely ready for the Volume and capacity post test. I agree it is as easy as 123.

Kind regards,
Grace

• Dear Brenda,

I think that you are good at volume and capacity because you know how to do litre and millilitres. That was very good Brenda I very like how you did the coke bottle and the soft drink and that was very good.

Kind Regards,
Isabelle

• Isabelle

Dear Brenda,

I think that you are good at volume and capacity. For Milliliters you did a soft drink and a Mount Franklin Bottle. For Litres you did One Litre of Mount Franklin Bottle.

See you tomorrow,
Isabelle:)

• Dear Brenda,

I agree Volume and Capacity was good to learn. Good job on the lists , all those items were correct. I can see you have learnt a lot.

Kind Regards,
Bella

7. James

Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

Volume and capacity is great topic to learn so we can use in the future for cooking and measuring.
mL-
Coke can
juice box
cup
bottle

6000 mL=6L 5.5L=5500Ml

8. Amanda

Dear 5 White and Miss Azzopardi,

Volume and Capacity is a really fun topic and i have learnt a lot of things about it during the past few days.

Milliliters:
– Small water bottle
– Can of coke
– Popper

Liters:
-2 Liter Milk
– Large Bottle of Juice
– Suitcase

Sincerely,
Amanda

• Natalie

Dear Amanda,
I agree- I loved the topic! I can see that you have learnt a lot and I have to say, it’s all thanks to Miss Azzopardi.

Kind regards,
Natalie

• Grace

Dear Amanda,

This is a great topic and I have learnt so much about volume and capacity from the last lessons and it is really fun.

Nice to talk to you,
Grace

9. Jenner.A

Dear 5W and Miss Azzopardi,

I really like doing the topic volume and capacity in mathematics!!
Covert the following:
6000ml = 6L
5.5L = 5500ml
My own :
7000ml = _______
3.5L = ________
5600ml = ________
Try to figure these out 🙂
What objects can you find in your house that hold millilitres and litres?
Some things for millimetres are:
– Can of coke
– Small bottle
– Poppers
Some things for litres:
– Milk
– Suitcase
– Rubbish bin
What do you think about volume and capacity??

Yours truly,
Jennifer.A

• Dear Jennifer A,
WOW! I am so amazed about how much you’ve learnt! What I remember about Volume and Capacity, is that Volume the amount of space taken up by a 3D object, whilst, Capacity means how much a container can hold.

Kind regards,
Natalie

• Jennifer.A

Dear Natalie,

I really tried my best to learn as much as i could!!! Even if i wasn’t at the lesson that day because of activities ( The Jason Project ect. ) And you have learnt a lot too 🙂

10. Natalie

Dear 5W and Miss Azzopardi,
This topic helped me remember what volume and capacity is. The things that Are measured in millimeters are:
– Coca Cola can
– Just Juice popper
– Frantelle water bottle
– Pentavite
– Hair spray

The things that can be measured in liters are:
– Moove milk
– White milk
– Creamy Classic Ice cream
– Lipton Ice Tea
– Large sprite bottle

Sincerely,
Natalie

• Jennifer.A

Dear Natalie,

This topic was really fun and it helped me a lot to know what volume and capacity means and also I remembered everything I used to know 😉
What is the definition of volume?

Sincerely,
Jennifer.A

• Natalie

Dear Jennifer A,
Well, the definition of volume is: the amount of space taken up by a 3D object? What is the meaning of Capacity?

Yours truly,
Natalie

11. Isabelle

Dear 5 White and Miss Azzopardi,

This volume and capacity helped me remember what all it is about.
Measured in millimeters are: mL
– Coca Cola bottle
– A Juice Bottle
– Water Bottle
– Can of Cat or Dog Food
Measured in litres can: L
– 1 litre of Milk
– 1 litre of Ice Cream
– 1 litre of Water
– A Rubbish Bin
– 1 litre Bottle of Coca Cola

400mL = 4 mL
4.5 L = 4500 L

Kind Regards,
Isabelle 🙂

• Dear Isabelle,

Wow i can see that you have learnt a lot during volume and capacity and you know a lot of objects ranging to mL to L.

Kind regards,
Josephine

12. Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

in volume and capacity I’ve learnt a lot of new things during the term.
Here are some objects that can be hold in litres or millimetres:

Litres:
– 2L of dairy farmers milk
– 1L of coca cola bottle
– 1L of Mount Franklin’s Water

Millilitres:
– 350mL Bio oil skin care
– 300mL of west cliff apple juice
– 200mL of pandaroo vinegar

These are my answers for the following questions:

6000mL = 6L

5.5L = 5500 mL

and here are my own that i made up:

6.6L = 6600mL
5400mL = 5.4L

Did you learnt a lot during Volume and capacity?

Kind regards,
Josephine

• Grace

Dear Josephine,

I have learnt many things during this term and without miss Azzopardi I never would of knew what I did today. You had some very good examples for showing mL and L.

Kind regards,
Grace

13. Kevin

Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

Volume nod capacity is a very useful a d fun topic for maths. There are millilitres, litres and kilo litres to use during volume and capacity.
Objects used for millilitres
-can of coke
-juice popper
-small dish washing liquid
Objects used for litres
-large milk bottle
-large ice cream
-large water bottle

6000mL-6L
5.5L-5500mL
4.6L-4600mL
9880-9.880mL

Sincerly,
Kevin

14. David

Dear Five White and Ms Azzopardi,

Things in your house that measures in millitres :
– Coke can
– Coke bottle
– Small milk carton
Things in your house that measures in litres :
– Large milk carton
– 2L milk bottle
– Litre jug

6000mL = 6L
5.5L= 5500mL

Sincerely,
David

15. Kong

Dear 5 White and Miss Azzopardi,

Some conversions of Capacity are:
6000 mL : 6L
5.5L : 5500 mL
9.98L : 9980 mL
5.67L : 5670 mL
3.867L : 3867 mL

Yours Truly,
Kong

16. Jennifer.A

Dear 5W and Miss Azzopardi,

It looks like we have learnt a lot on Volume and Capacity 🙂
Everyone has remembered at least one thing about it!!!

Sincerley,
Jennifer.A

17. Tony

Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

Volume and Capacity is a fun topic. I cant wait to learn another fun topic because i have learnt lots and lots from Volume and Capacity. I really think everyone enjoyed learning about it, What was your favourite thing in Volume and Capacity.

Kind Regards,
Tony

18. Anthony

Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

I have learnt so much about volume and capacity and it was also fun as we got to make a cubic metre. I have learnt things including the units of measurement which are for capacity milliliters, liters and kiloliters and for volume centimeters, metres and kilometres. What have you learnt.

Sincerely Anthony

19. Dear Miss Azzoppardi and five white,

Volume and Capacity is a very interesting topic in my opinion.
Objects that hold millilitres and litres in my house include:
– cups
– water bottles
– saucepans
6000mL = 6 L
5.5L = 5500 mL
My Own:
7 L= 7000 mL
3000 mL= 3 L
2 L= 2000 mL
6000 mL= 6 L

• Jamie

Dear Jennifer E,

You are very smart and creative. What problems can you write?

Kind regards,
Jamie 🙂

20. Dear Miss Azzopardi and 5 White,

Learning about Volume and Capacity was exciting! What objects I can find in my house that hold litres are: Milk cartons and juice cartons. Object that hold mililitres are: can of baked beans, can of tomatoes and can of chicken and corn soup. 6000 mL = 6 L and 5.5 L = 5500 ml. My own are: 60,767,989 mL = 60, 767 L = 60.767 kL

Most Kindly,
Nathan