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.

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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!