Mass and Capacity: Milliliters, Liters, Grams, and Kilograms

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These resources were very helpful in supporting our students in their understanding of mass, especially the cut and paste activity!
I used several activities for the substitute. The directions were easy to follow and the activities were engaging!


Mass and Capacity Printables: Milliliters, Liters, Grams, and Kilograms

Looking for some quick activities to use to teach about measuring mass and capacity using metric units? These pages are designed to be quick prints to supplement your capacity and mass unit. Here’s a run-down of what this pack contains.


See how you can use this in your classroom:

Measuring Mass

Exploring Capacity


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What You Get

Capacity and Mass reference posters to use as visual tools through out your unit. Includes estimates for each unit and tools.

Activities to Teacher Capacity

Milliliters or Liters Tab book- students list items they could measure under each tab.

Let’s Explore Capacity- students estimate and measure the capacity of 3 objects

Let’s Explore Capacity- Blank version

Reasonable Estimates: Capacity cut and paste- Students make reasonable estimates on how much liquid each item can hold

Word Problems: Capacity- Students solve problems pertaining to capacity using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Activities to Explore Mass

Grams or Kilograms Tab book- students list items they could measure under each tab.

Let’s Explore Mass- students explore mass through hands-on estimation and measure the mass of 3 objects

Let’s Explore Mass- Blank version- so you can choose the objects you measure

Reasonable Estimates: Mass cut and paste- students use reasonable estimates on how much each item could weigh.

Word Problems: Mass- students solve word problems pertaining to mass using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Which Tool?- students list items that could be measured using a scale and a metric jug


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.


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