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Instructor:
*Ashley Davis*

Ashley has taught first, fourth, and fifth grades and holds a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

In this lesson, you will learn how to measure and compare liquid volume. You will also learn what units in the U.S. (Standard) and Metric systems are used to measure volume.

You're in the kitchen helping your mom bake your favorite cake. She asks you for two cups of milk. Does that mean you can get any two cups out of the cabinet and pour you and your mom each a glass to drink? Of course not! What she needs is an exact volume of milk. **Liquid volume** is the amount of space a liquid takes up, or milk in this case.

The tool and unit you use to measure a liquid is determined by what you're doing. In the kitchen, and in most day-to-day tasks, you will use measuring cups or measuring spoons. You'll also use the U.S. units for measuring: cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

For an experiment in science class, though, you will use beakers and graduated cylinders to find liquid volumes. Also, these tools are not marked with cups and pints but with the metric liquid volume units: liters and milliliters.

Let's take a look at the U.S. (or Standard) and Metric volume units and how they compare.

In America, this is the system that we use every day. We can walk into any grocery store and buy milk by the pint, quart, or gallon. When we cook, we measure cups of liquid for our recipes. Even though we use it every day, this system can sometimes be a little confusing. Did you know a certain number of cups, pints, or quarts can all equal one gallon? Really, it's true! Here are some important equivalent, or equal, measurements to remember:

- 1 gallon = 4 quarts
- 1 quart = 2 pints
- 1 pint = 2 cups

Once you know these measurements, you can tell, for instance, how many pints it takes to make one gallon (eight). Sixteen cups is equal to one gallon as well.

Now, let's explore the metric system. There are only two units in the metric volume system, the liter and milliliter, and this is how most of the world measures volume. In America, very few things are sold by the liter, but you can buy soda products in liter and two-liter bottles. Other than this, we in America most commonly use liters and milliliters for scientific experiments.

Since there are only two units in the system, it's pretty easy to convert, or change, between the two.

1 liter = 1,000 milliliters

That's it! Nothing else to remember! Pretty simple, right?

Now, let's look at how the Standard and Metric Units compare to each other.

While they are very close to the same size, a liter is slightly larger than a quart. Remember, it takes four cups to equal a quart, but to make a liter, four cups wouldn't quite be enough. In fact, it takes 4.2267 cups to make a liter.

Even though it only takes four quarts to make a gallon, you would need about 3.78 liters to fill a gallon jug!

All right, let's quickly review. In this lesson, we learned about **liquid volume**, which is the amount of space a liquid takes up. We first learned that the U.S. units of volume are gallons, quarts, pints, and cups. Finally, we learned that metric units of volume are liters and milliliters.

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