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Worksheet: Estimating and Measuring Units of Capacity in the Metric System

Q1:

The litre is a unit for measuring what?

  • Alength
  • Btime
  • Ctemperature
  • Dcapacity

Q2:

Complete the following: The amount that a container holds is its .

  • A weight
  • B length
  • C height
  • D capacity
  • E area

Q3:

David is trying to drink 1.8 liters of water every day. Given that David drank 987 milliliters of water one morning, how many milliliters of water should he drink during the rest of the day.

Q4:

A baby animal drinks 279 liters of milk each day. Is 279 000 mL of milk enough to feed the baby animal for one day?

  • Ayes
  • Bno

Q5:

The table shows the amount of liquid that Charlotte drinks each day. How many liters of liquid does she drink every day?

Liquid Juice Milk Water
Amount 293 mL 454 mL 1.1 L

Q6:

A group of elephants drink 982 liters of water each day. How many days will 4 910 liters of water last?

Q7:

Calculate the capacity of a swimming pool having a length of 23 units, a width of 7 units, and a depth of 12 units.

Q8:

A rectangular prism-shaped swimming pool has internal dimensions of 41 m, 27 m, and 2.7 m. Find its capacity in liters.

  • A
    298 890
    L
  • B
    2 988.9
    L
  • C 29.889 L
  • D
    2 988 900
    L

Q9:

A plastic box has a total volume of 912 cm3, and a capacity of 695 cm3. What is the volume of the plastic?

Q10:

What is measured in cubic centimeters?

  • Aperimeter
  • Barea
  • Clength
  • Dvolume

Q11:

What is the most suitable unit for estimating the volume of a room?

  • A c m 3
  • B m 2
  • C c m 2
  • D m 3
  • E m m 3

Q12:

Choose the most appropriate unit to measure the capacity of a bucket in order to avoid very large numbers or small decimals.

  • Alitre
  • Bmillilitre

Q13:

Choose the most appropriate unit to measure the capacity of a wading pool in order to avoid very large numbers or small decimals.

  • Alitre
  • Bmillilitre

Q14:

Choose the most appropriate unit to measure the capacity of a spoon in order to avoid very large numbers or small decimals.

  • Amillilitre
  • Blitre

Q15:

Choose the most appropriate unit to measure the capacity of a pot of soup in order to avoid very large numbers or small decimals.

  • Alitre
  • Bmillilitre

Q16:

Choose the most appropriate unit to measure the capacity of a juice box in order to avoid very large numbers or small decimals.

  • Amillilitre
  • Blitre

Q17:

Choose the most appropriate unit to measure the capacity of a barrel of water in order to avoid very large numbers or small decimals.

  • Alitre
  • Bmillilitre

Q18:

Choose the most appropriate unit to measure the capacity of a bottle of glue, in order to avoid very large numbers or small decimals.

  • Amillilitre
  • Blitre

Q19:

Choose the most appropriate unit to measure the capacity of a fish tank, in order to avoid very large numbers or small decimals.

  • Alitre
  • Bmillilitre

Q20:

Cooking oil comes in 1.5-liter bottles and 1 537-milliliter bottles. Which is larger, the first or the second bottle?

  • Athe second bottle
  • Bthe first bottle