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# Explain what volume is in a range of contexts

I can explain what volume is in a range of contexts.

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Year 5

# Explain what volume is in a range of contexts

I can explain what volume is in a range of contexts.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Volume is the amount of space that an object takes up.
2. Objects with the same volume do not always have the same mass.

### Common misconception

Pupils may think that the taller the object, the greater its volume.

Use 3D objects as much as possible to compare, so pupils can develop their appreciation for multiple dimensions that contribute to the object's volume.

### Keywords

• Volume - The amount of 3-dimensional space something takes up is called its volume.

• Space - The place in which objects exist is known as its space.

• Mass - The measure of how much matter is in an object is known as its mass.

Pupils will benefit from physical real-life experiences such as comparison of the mass and volume of different balls or boxes. Experiences that are practical will enhance understanding of volume and mass.
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### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
Which of these is a cuboid?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q2.
Which of these is a unit that could be used to measure mass?
metres
kilometres
litres
Q3.
What is the approximate mass of an apple?
8.5 g
85 kg
Q4.
How many edges does a cube have?
Q5.
What is the product of 12 and 9?
Correct Answer: 108, hundred and eight, one hundred and eight
Q6.
56 ÷ 7 =

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
In Jacob's bedroom shown here, which has the larger volume?
Jacob's bed
Q2.
Use the picture of Jacob's bedroom to select the correct statements below.
The bed has a smaller volume than the flower pot.
Correct answer: The bed has a larger volume than the flower pot.
Correct answer: The flower pot has a smaller volume than the stool.
The flower pot has a larger volume than the stool.
Q3.
Starting with the largest, order the pieces of fruit pictured by volume.
1 - pineapple
2 - pear
3 - strawberry
Q4.
True or false: objects with the same volume have the same mass.
True