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# Measurement of Capacity for Class 2 Maths

In this learning concept, students will get the idea of the measurement of the capacity of different types of objects. They can also classify that Different vessels/containers have different capacities. For example, a bigger container can hold more than a smaller container.
Also, students can identify capacity by the units.

Students will get a brief concept about:

• The capacity of the vessel/container depends upon the shape
• units of capacity
• The standard unit of capacity
• non-standard unit of capacity

Each concept is explained to class 2 maths students using illustrations, examples, misconceptions, and mind maps. You can assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets at the pagesâ€™ end.
Download the measurement of capacity worksheet for class 2 and check the solutions for the concept of measurement of capacity provided in PDF format.

Capacity: The capacity of a vessel/container is the quantity of liquid or matter it can hold.

### Example 1:

• This jug contains some amount of water.
• The glass is fully filled with water.
• We can easily guess that the jug contains more water than the glass.
• That is because the jug is larger than the glass.

### Example 2:

• Jug is the biggest vessel so it contains more amount of water than other vessels.
• Cup is the smallest vessel so it contains least amount of water than other vessel.
• Glass will contain amount of water more than cup and less than jug.

### Example 3:

• Height of the vessels is same but first vessel is narrow and second one is broad.
• So, capacity of the first vessel is lesser than the second vessel.

## Non-standard units of the capacity

1. During ancient times, people used to measure capacity of a vessel by another vessel.

### Examples:

There was traditional wooden measuring pot by which people measure the weight of the grains.

But everyone has different shape and size of pot. So, this pot was a non-standard unit of capacity.

2. Suppose a bucket full filled with 9 mugs of water.

A bucket contains 9 mugs of water.

But if we take bigger mug, bucket will full fill with 6 mugs.

A bucket contains 6 mugs of water.

So, here mug is the non-standard unit of the capacity of bucket.

3. When we make a tea we use approximate measure of the sugar. For example, some use 2 spoons of sugar, some use 1 spoon of sugar, etc.

Shape and size of the spoon can vary. So, spoon is also non-standard unit of capacity.

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