Lesson 8

Estimemos y midamos volúmenes líquidos

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to use liters to measure and estimate liquid volumes.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students learned that liquid volume is a measurable attribute and that liters can be used to measure liquid volume. Students use this experience to match containers with estimated liquid volumes they can hold. They compare the marks on a ruler to the marks on a container and learn to use a container with liter marks to measure liquid volume. 

  • Engagement
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Measure and estimate liquid volumes of objects using standard units of liters (L).

Student Facing

  • Midamos y estimemos volúmenes líquidos.

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What ideas do students have about liquid volume from their everyday lives? How did it influence their ideas in this lesson?

Suggested Centers

  • Creating Line Plots (2–5), Stage 2: Quarter Inches (Addressing)
  • Target Measurements (2–5), Stage 2: Quarter Inches (Addressing)

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