It is said that repetition is the mother of retention. Teachers can ensure that their students retain the concepts that relate to capacity by providing worksheets for the students to practice. This site provides interesting and interactive worksheets on capacity as well as other worksheets on other topics for students from kindergarten through to grade 5. Teachers can make these worksheets available for the students.
Children learn through play and hands-on activities. This site provides fun activities on measuring capacity. Some of these are exploring capacity where students can play in a sandbox or bathtub of water and are given measuring cups, pints, gallons to experiment. Also, the students can play measurement race, capacity scavenger hunt and the matching game—all related to capacity. Teachers can use these fun activities and encourage parents to create an environment for such activities.
This site provides four (4) lesson plans that focus on the different aspects of capacity. These lesson plans can be tweaked according to the students’ needs. It is interesting to note that one of the exercises allows students to create a mini presentation using PowerPoint or any digital presentation to demonstrate their understanding of capacity. In this way, students will be able to bring out their creativity. Teachers will certainly enjoy using these plans as a guide for their lessons.
When I was a child going to school, I was not privileged to receive the opportunity of solving mathematical problems using practical situations such as using cups, bottles, and buckets to find out capacity. This site affords teachers ways in which they can give students mathematical problems and solve these practically. Throughout the process, the teacher will guide students.
Teachers may use this video in teaching capacity to the students. It vividly explains what a liter is and highlights practical examples on how to measure in liters. Students and teachers will appreciate the entertaining way in which the content is delivered. At the end of the presentation, there is a recap of the main ideas.
As educators, it may be very challenging to teach capacity in an engaging way; however, this website provides engaging ideas for teaching capacity. Students will be able to experience hands-on activities. In fact, teachers are encouraged to set up different discovery centers so that students can explore capacity measurement in a real-life situation. Also, the site provides some visuals and YouTube videos to enhance the teaching of liquid capacity. Teachers will appreciate this site.
Teachers may use this video presentation to introduce liquid capacity. It gives a simply definition of the word “capacity” and also the different ways in which capacity is measured. It also compares the difference between liter and milliliter. Both students and teachers will appreciate the simplified presentation.