How Do You Determine the Best Metric Units to Measure a Capacity?

How Do You Determine the Best Metric Units to Measure a Capacity?

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There's more than one unit to measure the capacity of an object. Sometimes, one unit is a better choice to use for a particular object. In this tutorial, you'll see how to choose the best metric unit to measure the capacity of a given item.

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Background Tutorials

Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l).

A liter is a metric unit used to measure the capacity of an object, but there are other metric units that can also be used! This tutorial introduces the metric units for capacity.

Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

Milliliters and liters are two units that measure capacity. In this tutorial, you'll see how to take a given number of milliliters and convert it to liters!

Further Exploration

Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table.

You could use pints, quarts, or even gallons to measure the amount of milk in a container. Those units are all examples of customary units of capacity. This tutorial introduces these helpful units!