Comparison of capacity
Tick (✔) the container that contains more water.
Kamali and kannan fetch 2 pots of drinking water from a tap.
Observe the picture and say who will fetch more water?
Answer: Kamali's 2 pots fetch more water.
Capacity is the quantity that a vessel can hold within it.
Here tumbler, jug, vessel and pot are some of the containers used to hold water. The capacity of each is different from the other due to the differences in their size.
To measure the capacity, a common measuring container is necessary. Here let us take the common measuring container as the tumbler.
The tumbler can hold 2 tumblers of water.
The jug can hold 5 tumblers of water.
The vessel can hold 10 tumblers of water.
The pot can hold 20 tumblers of water.
Ordering by capacity
Collect the information about measuring containers from your elders and complete the table.
Note: Let children
discuss on how measuring tools vary across generations (vertically) and
vary between family to family (horizontally) .
Guess the capacity of the given container in terms of measuring vessel. Verify your guess by actually measuring it.
Find the capacity given that 1 jug can hold 3 tumblers of water.
Can fill 4 jugs of water.
We use different shaped containers in daily life for various purposes. Have you ever thought the reason for it? Think! Complete the following table by putting a tick (✔) mark below the container that is appropriate for the given activities.