Metric Units of Volume Worksheets
Volume is the amount of space an object inhabits. Depending on the phase of matter this object is in, it’s volume can change, and it can be predicted. The metric system has the liter as the standard unit of volume. Every liquid volume measure in the metric uses this as the root or base. The measures differ by the use of prefixes that indicate changes to powers of ten. In this topic we will make students more comfortable with these concepts in a wide array. A series of worksheets and lessons that introduce students to measuring volume, converting metric units, and using metric units.
Aligned Standard: 4.MD.A.2 and 5.MD.C.3
- Step-by-step Lesson- We practice reading and estimating liquid volume.
- Guided Lesson - Work with a volume that is slight above or below the marked lines. Convert some unit and solve a tougher word problem.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - You have find the eye image and vision very helpful. It puts a personality on the skill.
- Reading Metric Volumes on Graduated Cylinders - The cylinders are metered at 50 ml per mark. It might print slightly blurring on lower resolutions.
- Metric Volume Conversions Independent Practice - We skip along between liters, milliliters, and kiloliters.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
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?)
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?
Common Metric Units of Volume
We all know what area, length, and height are. But do you know what volume is? Volume is the measurement of how much space something takes up. It is often confused with the measure of capacity. Capacity is a measure that focuses on how a container will be able to hold. Volume on the other hand focuses on the substance within the container and how much space it is occupying. For example, the volume of a glass is its capacity to hold water; you will fill it with.
This measure that we often associate with only one state of matter, liquids. The true is that all phases of matter (solid, gas, and liquid) have a volume because they all take up space. You will often measure dry and liquid volume different, but the amount of space we measure does not change. For instance, you may measure the volume of a stick of butter in a square shape and the melt it and measure the liquid volume.
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. Liters are the standard unit of volume, and all other measures are scaled by a power of ten up or down from it. The prefix of the measure indicates the scale that it sits upon.
Milliliters 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. There are 1,000 milliliters in a liter. As we can see the liter is a larger 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.