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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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Question 1
How much juice could the jug hold?
2ml
2 litres
20 litres
20ml
A large jug can hold more than a litre
Question 2
How much water could a bucket hold?
50 litres
5 litres
5ml
50ml
The average bucket holds about 5 litres
Question 3
How much water might there be in the penguin pool?
3ml
3000 litres
3 litres
30ml
It's a large pool so could hold thousands of litres
Question 4
How much tea might there be in this cup?
20 litres
2 litres
25ml
250ml
There is certainly less than a litre here
Question 5
How much water might there be in the aquarium?
10ml
10 litres
100 litres
1 litre
A large tank has a very large capacity
Question 6
How much water might there be in this padding pool?
1 litre
100ml
100 litre
1ml
A small pool has about 100 litres, but larger ones can take up to 2000 litres!
Question 7
How much lemonade might there be in the bottle?
1 litre
1ml
10 litres
10ml
A larger bottle of fizzy drink is usually 2 litres
Question 8
How much juice might there be in his glass?
200ml
2 litres
2ml
20 litres
A small glass holds less than half a litre
Question 9
How much coffee might there be in this tiny cup?
10ml
10 litres
100 litres
100ml
A larger coffee cup might hold more like 300ml
Question 10
How much water might there be in the bath?
150ml
150 litres
15 litres
15ml
The bath could take up to about 300l if it was filled to the brim!
Author:  Angela Smith

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