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Year 3

Measure volume in whole litres and millilitres

I can measure volume in whole litres and millilitres.

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New
Year 3

Measure volume in whole litres and millilitres

I can measure volume in whole litres and millilitres.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Scales are marked in different ways and counting in 10s, 20s, 50s and 25s helps to read scales.
  2. The volume of larger amounts of liquids can be measured in whole litres and millilitres.
  3. There are 1,000 ml in 1 L.
  4. We can use our knowledge of 1 L and 1,000 ml to determine the volume of liquids.

Common misconception

Children further learn about the composition of 1,000 in Y4, so may make mistakes in reading scales.

Rehearse 1,000 is composed of two equal parts of 500 ml, four equal parts of 250 ml, five equal parts of 200 ml, 10 equal parts of 100 ml.

Keywords

  • Volume - The volume is the amount of space that an object takes up. In this case, the specific amount of liquid in a container.

  • Millilitre - The millilitre is a metric measure of capacity or volume. It is a very small amount of liquid. One teaspoon can hold 5 ml of water.

  • Litre - The litre is a metric measure of capacity or volume. A litre is made up of 1,000 ml.

Make the lesson as practical as possible. Physically show the children the difference between 1 ml and 1 L so they grasp the difference in amount. Support children to become confident with measuring larger amounts of liquids over 1 L.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Which of these units could the volume of liquid in a bottle be measured in?
g
cm
kg
Correct answer: ml
Q2.
Look at the bar model. 100 is composed of four equal parts of .
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Correct Answer: 25, Twenty five, twenty five, twenty-five, Twenty-five
Q3.
Look at the jug. Match the 'capacity of the jug' and 'volume of water in the jug' to their measurement.
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Correct Answer:Capacity of the jug,400 ml

400 ml

Correct Answer:Volume of water in the jug,150 ml

150 ml

Q4.
Starting with the jug with the smallest volume of water, put these jugs in order of the water that they contain.
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1 - B
2 - A
3 - C
Q5.
Which jug contains the greatest volume of water?
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Correct answer: A
B
C
Q6.
Look at these jugs. What is the total volume of water in the two jugs?
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100 ml
550 ml
560 ml
Correct answer: 600 ml

6 Questions

Q1.
One litre is equivalent to millilitres.
1
10
100
Correct answer: 1,000
Q2.
True or False? A volume of 200 ml is greater than a volume of 2 L?
True
Correct answer: False
Q3.
What is the volume of water in this jug?
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3 L 100 ml
3 L 200 ml
3 L 250 ml
Correct answer: 3 L 500 ml
Q4.
Match the jug to the volume of water that it contains.
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Correct Answer:A,1 L 500 ml

1 L 500 ml

Correct Answer:B,1 L 200 ml

1 L 200 ml

Correct Answer:C,1 L 250 ml

1 L 250 ml

Q5.
How much more water does Jug B contain than Jug A?
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50 ml
Correct answer: 100 ml
200 ml
They both contain the same volume of liquid.
Q6.
Look at the volume of water in this jug. What volume of water needs to be added so that the jug is full to capacity?
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100 ml
Correct answer: 200 ml
250 ml
500 ml