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

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From: Sarah

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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