KS3 Maths Quiz
Level 3-4 Shapes - Measuring Capacity
Hannah gives her pot plant 30 ml of water each day. How much water will the plant require in a year?

Level 3-4 Shapes - Measuring Capacity

As part of your KS3 Maths work on shapes you will be used to measuring heights, widths, areas, angles, circumferences and perimeters. These are all relevant to 2D shapes like squares or circles. 3D shapes have one other aspect - volume or capacity.

We can work out the capacities of 3D shapes by using certain formulae. Litres and millilitres are two examples of measurements of capacity or volume. These are metric measurements and so very easy to work with - provided that you are careful with noughts and decimal places. Occasionally you may come across imperial units of capacity like gallons or pints. But don't worry - this quiz sticks to metric measures.

To make you familiar with millilitres and litres and how they relate to one another you can play this quiz. Take your time and read each question carefully before submitting your answers. Good luck!.

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  1. A litre of water weighs a kilogram. How many litres will there be in 5 tonnes of water?
    1,000 kilograms - 1 tonne
  2. Sophie drinks 500 millilitres of orange juice every day. How long will it take her to drink 20 litres?
    500ml = 0.5l so, to find the answer divide 20 by 0.5
  3. You need to know the capacity of a watering can that is full of water and all you have to help you is a half litre jug. How do you find the approximate capacity of the watering can?
    The number of times the jug is filled multiplied by 500 ml will give you the capacity of the watering can
  4. A container that will hold a litre of milk is three quarters full. How many millilitres of milk are in the container?
    There are 1,000ml in 1 litre. Three quarters of 1,000 is 750
  5. What are the abbreviations for litre and millilitre?
    1,000 ml (millilitres) = 1 l (litre)
  6. Hannah gives her pot plant 30 ml of water each day. How much water will the plant require in a year (365 days)?
    365 days x 30 ml = 10,950 ml of water required. To convert millilitres to litres divide by 1,000
  7. There are 1,000 litres of sand in a sandpit. If a bucket holds 11 litres, approximately how many buckets of sand are in the sandpit?
    1,000 ÷ 11 = 90.90909090909091. We can round this number up to 91
  8. Jake has three cups of tea every day but he never drinks an entire cup. On average he throws away 25 millilitres each cup. Approximately how much tea does he waste in a calendar month consisting of 30 days?
    3 (cups) x 30 (days) x 25 (ml waste) = 2,250 millilitres or 2.25 litres
  9. A barrel of oil contains 159 litres. How many barrels will be required for 795 litres?
    795 ÷ 159 = 5
  10. A level teaspoon is approximately 5 ml. How many level teaspoons in 1.5 litres?
    1.5l = 1,500ml so to find the answer divide 1,500 by 5

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