Capacity

In maths, we are looking at measure.  As part of that, we explored capacity by putting cuisenaire rods into containers of water.  We found out that the 10 rod made the water rise by 10ml.  This told us that 1 cubic centimetre is equal to 1 ml, as the 10 rods have a volume of 10 cubic centimetres.  We then explored our findings with a range of rods, predicting how much the water would rise by and checking it.  We also discovered that the whole of the rod needed to be in the water for it to rise by the right amount.

Well done Year 5 for some great observations and explorations.

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