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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Teaching capacity-quarts, gallons and etc.

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From: Sarah <sarah_duf@yahoo.com.au>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2006050300:46:22
Subject: Capacity & Volume

R.e. definitions for capacity and volume that I came across
recently...
Capacity is the amount something can hold (or contain)
Volume is the amount of space a 3D object takes up

So for instance a brick has no capacity - it can't 'hold' an amount of
anything, BUT it does have a volume - it takes up a certain amount of
space.
Hope that helps!!!
Sarah	

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