Worksheet: Metric Units of Capacity

In this worksheet, we will practice estimating and measuring units of capacity in the metric system and solving word problems in a real-life context.

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:

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

  • A 2.787 mL
  • B 0.813 mL
  • C 807 mL
  • D 813 mL

Q4:

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

Q5:

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

  • Alitre
  • Bmillilitre

Q6:

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

  • Aliter
  • Bmilliliter

Q7:

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

  • Amillilitre
  • Blitre

Q8:

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

Q9:

Pick the most appropriate unit to measure the capacity of a barrel of water.

  • ALiter
  • BMilliliter

Q10:

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

Q11:

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

  • Aliter
  • Bmilliliter

Q12:

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

  • Ayes
  • Bno

Q13:

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

Q14:

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

Q15:

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

Q16:

What is measured in cubic centimetres?

  • Aperimeter
  • Barea
  • Clength
  • Dvolume

Q17:

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

Q18:

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

  • Aliter
  • Bmilliliter

Q19:

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

  • Athe second bottle
  • Bthe first bottle

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