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Volume and Capacity 

 

We have been very busy in Smarties exploring volume and capacity. We have been trying to work out which animals will drink the most water and what size container they will need. Smarties have looked at measuring and comparing different containers to help us. We have been using the language full, nearly full, half full, half empty, nearly empty, empty, almost full and almost empty. 

 

Capacity is the amount of space inside a container. 
volume is the amount of space the item takes up. 
For example if we have a rock it has volume but no capacity because it can’t be filled. Capacity is how much something can hold. 

 

maybe you could get some containers and look at which has the most capacity. 
 

 

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