Units of Volume

Did you know in the UK a quart is smaller than in America? This explains why a standard unit of measure is necessary for volume. Young scientists learn the similarities and differences between five different units used to measure volume. Through a matching activity and three puzzles, scholars review their symbols and equivalent values.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the differences between cm cubed and dm cubed in depth before using this resource
  • Break each word down into the prefix and roots to help pupils better understand the relationships between words
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on a strong understanding of the standard metric units of volume
  • Uses the British spelling for each unit
Pros

  • Offers both an online and worksheet version, which encourages differentiation
  • Connects science, math, and language concepts
Cons

  • None