Wednesday, May 8, 2013


This week we have been learning about capacity! The students rotated through stations, choosing the appropriate tool to measure the capacity of a given container. It was a lot of fun but really wet! After mastering the skills needed for metric and customary capacity, they made ice cream with a partner! They had to measure the ingredients in milliliters. We discussed the different tools we had to choose from. Some containers measured in milliliters but weren't precise enough for us to measure accurately. The kids had a lot of fun with this. We started running out of time at the end of the day and it made it a little hectic. Next year I'll plan on spending over an hour to do this so it isn't as rushed. :)
Our Customary Capacity Anchor Chart
Our Metric Capacity Anchor Chart
The kiddos at their capacity stations!

Measuring in milliliters


Looking at the meniscus of the water to ensure an accurate measurement!


Measuring our ingredients for our ice cream!

Working so well with their classmates. :)

Rolling the ingredients around to make the ice cream.

So blurry but OH so cute!

Team work!



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