Worksheet: Nonstandard Units of Volume and Capacity

In this worksheet, we will practice how to measure capacity with nonstandard units and to use our measurements to compare the capacity of objects.


David filled a jug by pouring in 3 cups of water.

Pick the words that are missing: The volume of the jug is 3 cups.

  • Amore than
  • Bequal to
  • Cless than


Capacity is the amount that objects can hold. Finish the sentences to compare the capacity of the saucepan and the pot.

Fill in the blank: The saucepan holds cups.

Fill in the blank: The pot holds cups.

Fill in the blank: The capacity of the pot is the capacity of the saucepan.

  • Aless than
  • Bthe same as
  • Cgreater than


Anthony poured water into two fishbowls.

He found the volume of water in each bowl.

One jug holds two cups of water.

Show Anthony the volume of the fishbowl in cups.

  • A
  • B
  • C

Which bowl contains more water?

  • A
  • B


Liam and Natalie took two identical full cups of water and poured 1 cup into each container.

Read what they say. Who is correct?

  • A
  • B


Natalie used jugs to measure the capacity of these three items.

Put the objects in order from the least capacity to the greatest capacity.

  • A
  • B
  • C

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