Units of Volume
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 5 Measurement - 5.MD.C.3
What are Common Units of Volume? Volume is defined as space or the amount of something. It measures the capacity of a given object. Every measuring system that exists in the world has defined a unit volume for that system. To put it simply, the volume can be defined as the extension of the concept of area. But in reality, it goes beyond this. When someone refers to the volume of an object in that system, what they mean is how many times that unit volume is contained within the object. For example, they say that the volume of a glass filled with water is 35.6 cubic inches. This means that the glass of water can hold up to 35.6 cubic inches of water in it. The units used for measuring the volume depends on a range of factors, in which one very obvious is, the system it is being measured in. For example, In the British system, a volume may be measured in barrels, bushels, pecks, tea, and tablespoons, as well as many other units. These units may have more than one meaning since they are different. For example, the size of the barrel can differ and can range anywhere from 31 to 42 gallons. However, the standard units used in this system are the cubic inch or cubic foot and the gallon. A series of worksheets and lessons that show students how to convert units of volume.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Big to Little Units Step-by-Step Lesson- This lesson is as simple as it gets.
- Guided Lesson - We are either going from larger units to small ones or vice versa.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - Students do need either a basic understanding of units or a conversion chart handy.
- Practice Worksheet - We deal mostly with ounces, quarts, pints, and cups here.
- Matching Worksheet - The units kind of give it away, but at times they make it harder too.
- Measuring Three Dimensional Liquid Volume - Read the cylinder and approximate the level.
- Measuring Volume with A Beaker - Make sure to remember that you are working off of a two cup scale here.
- Measuring Volume In A Graduated Cylinder Lesson - This lesson covers a wide range of units.
- Reading Graduated Cylinders Worksheet - Draw the indicated level of liquid.
- Reading Measuring Cups Worksheet - A little estimation is needed here.
- Volume and Mass Conversion Practice - Convert the units.
- Units of Volume and Mass Lesson and Practice Sheet - Fractions and decimals save the day in this one.
We work on the conversion of units from every level.
- Homework 1 - 2 qt 3 pt = _____ pt
- Homework 2 - What can we rewrite the problem as?
- Homework 3 - Write the amount in liters or grams by 'translating' the prefixes to a fraction and then a decimal.
You will only find five problems here to work your way through and around.