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Liquid Volume and Mass Word Problems

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Grade 3 Measurement - 3.MD.2

What is Liquid Volume and Mass? The mass and its units - Mass is the amount of matter that a body contains. All bodies have mass. The greater the amount of matter, the greater the amount of mass. Rocks, balls, cars, air, mountains, water and everything that makes up the planet and the Universe have mass. The amount of mass of a solid, liquid or gaseous object is determined with the scales. On Earth the mass and weight of objects are equal. A balance makes it possible to compare the known weight of a body against that of an unknown weight. The type of balance used depends on the type of object or material whose weight you want to measure. The unit for measuring the mass established by the International System of Units (SI), an organization that determines standard measures and units, is the kilogram (kg). Other units of mass are the gram (g), which is equivalent to 1/1000 kg; that is, one kilogram divided by 1000 equal parts, and the ton (t), which is equal to 1000 kg. The volume and its units - Matter occupies a place in space, which is measured in three dimensions. This three-dimensional space occupied by a quantity of matter is known as volume. A simple grain of sand has volume, the same as an apple, a brick, a person, a mountain and a planet. Also, the air and any gas occupy volume. When you breathe, air is inhaled and as the lungs fill, you feel and see how the volume of the chest increases. The unit of the International System of Units for measuring volume is the cubic meter (m3). A cubic meter is the space occupied by a box one meter long, one meter wide, one meter high (1m x 1m x 1m). To measure smaller volumes, it is convenient to use the cubic centimeter (cm3) which is 1/1000000 m3. Liquid Mass and Volume - The volumetric containers are graduated to measure volumes in the chemical laboratory; they can be made of glass or plastic and have a scale engraved, almost always in milliliters (ml) or cubic centimeters (cm3). Both units correspond to one thousandth of a liter. In some volumetric measuring instruments, cm3 is expressed as cc. These worksheets will have students learn how to determine the answer to word problems that include liquid volume and mass.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

A sheet on each skill liquid volume and mass problems. We also estimate mass, volume, and capacity.

  • Homework 1- Karen, Jordan, and Kelly were collecting juice boxes. Each juice box holds 8 oz. Karen had 2, Jordan had 3, and Kelly had 4 juice boxes. How many ounces of juice did they have all together?
  • Homework 2- Jeff and Gilbert get on the scale and weigh 175 pounds together. After Jeff gets off, Gilbert weighs 92 pounds. How much does Jeff weigh?
  • Homework 3- Circle the best estimate for the mass of each object.



Practice Worksheets

The sheets all start off simple and get harder in the middle. They ease up towards the end.

  • Practice 1- You have a 500 mL container of lemonade. You pour a large glass of lemonade out of the container. The container now has 350 mL of lemonade. How much lemonade is in your glass?
  • Practice 2- Silver bars weigh 7 pounds each. They are stacked 12 bars at a time. What is the weight of a silver stack?



Math Skill Quizzes

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  • Quiz 1- Jeff has a 28-pound bag filled with large ketchup bottles. Each bottle weighs 4 pounds. How many bottles of ketchup does Jeff have?
  • Quiz 2- A pail is filled with water. Is the pail more likely to hold 1,000 gallons or 1,000 mL of water?