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Metric Units of Volume

4.MD.A.2 and 5.MD.C.3
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Mixed Measurement - 4.MD.A.2 and 5.MD.C.3

Common Metric Units of Volume - We all know what area, length, and height are. But do you know what volume is? We will tell you! Volume is the measurement of capacity. For example, the volume of a glass is its capacity to hold water; you will fill it with. Just like we use different units for measuring quantities such as length, mass, width, and so on, the Metric System has outlined the two common units for the measurement of volume. These units are milliliters and liters. Milliliter is quite a small unit for measuring volume. The best example where milliliter is used is a single drop of rain. That's how small it is! Milliliter is abbreviated as mL. Liter is a big unit. It is used to measure the volume of something huge. For example, the amount of water present in a pool. Liter is abbreviated as L. A series of worksheets and lessons that introduce students to measuring volume, converting metric units, and using metric units.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

Fill up some Erlenmeyer flasks, tells which measurement system each unit comes from, simple volume unit conversions, and Dr. Smart is not so smart.

  • Homework 1 - Color each so it is filled with the correct volume. Then, convert each to liters.
  • Homework 2 - Cut out the unit labels, then determine whether each is a "metric" or "standard" unit of measurement
  • Homework 3 - Milliliters to Liters and back again.
  • Homework 4 - Dr. Smart decides to split the mixture up into many 100 mL test tubes. If she fills each test tube to exactly 100 mL, how many test tubes will she fill? (Hint: How many times does 100 mL go into the total volume in mL?)

Practice Worksheets

How much is in that-there Erlenmeyer flask? Lots of practice converting units. We even work with the U.S. Standards for a bit. We finish of with a typical goldfish bowl problem.

  • Practice 1 - We look at where the very top of the liquid is in the middle of the container.
  • Practice 2 - For each pair listed, circle the larger unit.
  • Practice 3 - Complete the chart to convert between the different metric units of volume.
  • Practice 4 - Convert between the metric units listed, then circle the correct unit label.
  • Practice 5 - Ashley notices that the water level on her fish tank is low, and adds 100 milliliters of water to the tank. How many milliliters does the tank hold now?

Math Skill Quizzes

The quizzes work with advanced problems that aren't all super straight forward. The last quiz we would term "more difficult".

  • Quiz 1 - Complete the chart to convert between metric volume units (liters) and standard units (ounces, pints, quarts).
  • Quiz 2 - Convert between ounces and liters. (1 liter = 33.81 ounces)
  • Quiz 3 - Which is larger?
  • Quiz 4 - John is baking a cake. Can you help him remember the abbreviations for each metric measurement?