**Capacity - first and second class **

Content for first class

*The child should be enabled to*

- Estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units?

Use vocabulary such as*pour, fill, full, empty, holds more, less or the same amount as.*

Find the capacity of a larger container by using teaspoons, egg-cups, and cups.

Find containers that hold more or less than a given container; estimate, and check by measuring - Select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and instruments.

*Choose a measuring unit from a selection.*

Which container is best for filling the bucket? Why? - Estimate, measure and record capacity using standard unit (the litre) and solve simple problems?

*Discuss the need for standard units?*

Collect sets of containers that hold more than, less than or about the same as a litre.

Collect litre containers of different shapes and sizes; label; check capacity by pouring from one to the other.

How many children could have a full cup of water from a litre bottle?

Content for second class

*The child should be enabled to*

- Estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using non-standard units.

*Estimate comparative capacity of two containers by sight; check by measuring and discuss results.*

Fill several containers using the same unit and arrange in order of capacity. Discuss observations and findings.

Make a collection of different-shaped containers that hold the same amount. - Select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and instruments
- Estimate, measure and record capacity using litre, half-litre and quarter-litre bottles and solve simple problems.

*Make collections of bottles of differing shapes but similar capacity.*

Compare capacity of litre, half litre and quarter litre containers.

Ask the children to suggest reasons why some liquids are sold in a variety of different-sized or different-shaped cartons.