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:
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 pages’ 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:
Example 2:
Example 3:
Non-standard units of the capacity
But everyone has different shape and size of pot. So, this pot was a non-standard unit of capacity.
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.
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.