great hands on activities exploring capacity and volume. I think the boys would have fun with this

A set of 10 fun, hands-on challenge activities to investigate capacity. Great for reinforcing key vocabulary and concepts. The visual capacity challenge cards also come with a ‘Teacher Guide’ – ideal for double-sided laminating. Activities include sorting containers relating to capacity and finding out which container will be best for a thirsty Ted to drink from. Why not display our capacity key word cards to reinforce key vocabulary such as full, empty and half full

### Capacity with Teddies

Measure and compare the lengths and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units (ACMMG019)Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units (ACMMG037)

Measuring capacity (hands-on activities)

Role play goldilocks and the 4 bears to have a scope of bowls/plates that vary in depth. Capacity lesson inspired by kindergarten kindergarten blog.

Label the differently filled bottles.

Measurement Inquiry - For CAP classrooms, this could double in the discovery center with a graph (children put their name under the color they think has the most)-- Also, this is important- please use non-breakable PLASTIC jars and hot glue the lids on. :)

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Awesome week long lessons on capacity....These lessons were designed for kindergarten, but will work GREAT for second graders. There's even a free powerpoint!

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### Exploring Capacity with Coloured Water

Clever activity for new vocabulary as well as learning about measurements.

Order the containers by capacity.

Measuring activities help children learn about capacity through hands-on exploration. Dried beans should never be swallowed, so use alternative materials (like water) with younger children.

### Science - Using a Balance Scale... How Many Bears Does It Weigh?

This is a fun activity to explore the science of balance and weight in the classroom. Have the students use the classroom balance scales to see how much items from their pencil boxes weigh. Does it weigh 1 bear, 2 bears, 3 bears, or more? Your students will have fun weighing their school supplies and recording their data!

Estimating the number of cubes it takes to fill each container, then fill and count to check.

Cute way to talk about the math word "estimate" or "prediction" with measurement

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