Sunday, March 24, 2013

Measuring Volume, Capacity and Mass

Our maths focus for this term has been based around Volume, Capacity and Mass.

One of the activities we are exploring is to do with displacement - by measuring the amount of water that spills over the top of container, we can determine the volume and capacity of the object that has caused the water to spill.

Mrs Young then set the challenge of finding a large stone that was exactly 100g in weight.  We had to measure how much water each stone displaced until we found the right one.

One final challenge was to create a milk container that could hold exactly 4 litres of milk and fit in a fridge door that was 50cm long, 10cm wide and 50cm high.  Here is the most successful design.....

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