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Fill it to Capacity


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Fill it to Capacity

In this math lesson, learners rotate through six estimating and measuring centers. First, learners read the book, "Room for Ripley" by Stuart J. Murphy, as an introduction to measurement and estimation. Next, learners visit the six centers. At each center, learners estimate and measure how many cups of water it will take to fill various containers.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • "Room for Ripley" by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Measuring cups for each center
  • Funnels for each center
  • Water for each center
  • 1 pint cottage cheese container
  • 1 quart pickle jar
  • Gallon milk carton
  • 1/2 gallon orange juice container
  • 1 quart mayonnaise jar
  • 1 pint pickle jar
  • Filled to Capacity sheets

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
  • Physical Sciences
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Volume and Density

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Literature

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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  • Utah LessonPlans

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Utah Education Network in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and Higher Ed Utah,

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