LESSON 7 Measuring Volume of Containers

In the story, Elixir of Youth, Sam and Tess use a bucket and gallon jugs to find the volume of the vase.

Volume is a measurement of size. It is the amount of space that an object takes up. If the object is a container, like a box or a bottle, then the volume is the amount of space inside it.

  1. Sam and Tess measured the volume of containers at the museum to solve a mystery. What are other times when we think about the volume of containers?
  2. What tools can you use to measure the volume of containers?

Complete the Converting Standard Volume Units pages in the Student Activity Book to practice solving problems with volume using standard units of measure.