Lesson Plan: Choosing Milliliters or Liters Mathematics • 3rd Grade
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify objects with a capacity of 1 milliliter and 1 liter and choose between liters and milliliters to measure the capacity of containers.
Students will be able to
- define liters and milliliters as units used to measure capacity,
- identify common objects that have a capacity of about 1 liter or about 1 milliliter,
- choose the appropriate capacity unit (milliliter or liter) for a given object.
Students should already be familiar with
- the definitions of volume and capacity.
Students will not cover
- nonmetric units of volume, such as gallons and pints,
- cubic centimeters,
- decimal or fractional measures, such as 13.6 liters.