salts, or anything that can be poured into containers can be measured
using various containers. The volume of a container that is filled with
a liquid or solid is often called its capacity.
Various tools can be used to measure
capacity. Eyedroppers, cups, liter bottles, graduated
cylinders, and beakers are just a few types of containers that can be
used to measure capacity.
is the amount a container can
hold. It is usually measured in units such as gallons, quarts, pints,
cups, fluid ounces, liters, and milliliters.
8 fl oz = 1 cup
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints = 1 quart
2 quarts = 1/2 gallon
4 quarts = 1 gallon
(mL) is a metric unit used to measure the capacities of small
(L) is equal to 1,000 mL, so it is used to measure the capacities
of larger containers.
Now, let's decide which units should be
used to measure the capacity of each item.
- baby aspirin - milliliter
- glass of milk - cup
- bottle of water - quart
- orange juice - half gallon
- large soda - liter
- gasoline - gallon