 # Measure Liquid Volume & Mass (Grade 3)

Videos and lessons to help Grade 3 students learn to measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.

Common Core: 3.MD.2

### Suggested Learning Targets

• I can estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of measure (grams, kilograms, and liters)
• I can measure liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of measure (grams, kilograms, and liters)
• I can use a drawing to represent one-step word problems involving masses or volumes.
• I can solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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### Masses

3 MD 2 Lesson 1
In this lesson, you will learn how to measure masses of objects.
The mass is the amount of matter in an object. It is usually measured in grams (g) and kilograms(kg).
We can use benchmarks to estimate mass.
A gram is about the mass of a paper clip.
A kilogram is about the mass of 1000 paper clips.
We can use tools like a scale to find mass.

### Liquid Volumes

3 MD 2
In this lesson, you will learn how to measure liquid volume of objects.
Liquid volume is how much liquid something can hold. It is usually measured in milliliters (ml) or liters (l)
We can use benchmarks to estimate liquid volume.
Water bottles, smaller milk containers are about 1 liter.
Large soda is about 2 liters.
A milliliter is a little drop.
We can use tools like a graduated cylinder to measure liquid volume.
Liquid Volumes and Masses
Estimating liquid volume and masses 3MD.2
Volume - the amount of space something takes up.
Mass - the amount of matter something has.

Problem solving with mass and volume 3MD.2
Examples:
1. Bob has 30 students in his class. He is bringing in juice. About how much should he bring?
2. Billy had 378 grams of soil. He needs 515 grams of soil for his garden. How many more grams does he still need?
3. Bob drinks 2 liters of water each day. How many liters of water does he drink in 9 days?
3 md a 2
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