KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 2 Measurements - Capacity
A swimming pool contains thousands of litres of water!

Year 2 Measurements - Capacity

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with choosing and using appropriate standard units to estimate and measure capacity.

Measuring capacity accurately and choosing the correct standard unit from litres or millilitres is an important skill and may take some practise. Children in Year 2 are taught to understand that millilitres (ml) are the standard unit used to measure containers with smaller capacities, whilst litres are used for larger containers.

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  1. Question 1

    How much tea might there be in this cup?
    There is certainly less than a litre here
  2. Question 2

    How much water might there be in the penguin pool?
    It's a large pool so could hold thousands of litres
  3. Question 3

    How much water might there be in this padding pool?
    A small pool has about 100 litres, but larger ones can take up to 2000 litres!
  4. Question 4

    How much coffee might there be in this tiny cup?
    A larger coffee cup might hold more like 300ml
  5. Question 5

    How much lemonade might there be in the bottle?
    A larger bottle of fizzy drink is usually 2 litres
  6. Question 6

    How much water might there be in the aquarium?
    A large tank has a very large capacity
  7. Question 7

    How much juice might there be in his glass?
    A small glass holds less than half a litre
  8. Question 8

    How much juice could the jug hold?
    A large jug can hold more than a litre
  9. Question 9

    How much water could a bucket hold?
    The average bucket holds about 5 litres
  10. Question 10

    How much water might there be in the bath?
    The bath could take up to about 300l if it was filled to the brim!

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