Compare Containers

In this worksheet, students must compare the capacities of two containers shown in photographs.

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Measurement Problems

Difficulty level:

QUESTION 1 of 10

Different containers hold different amounts of liquid.

 A B

In this picture, the wine glass (A) holds less liquid than the small saucepan (B).

If we fill the glass with water and pour it into the saucepan, the saucepan will not be full.

 A B

In this picture, the wine glass (A) holds more than the small glass (B).

If we fill the wine glass (A) with water and pour it into the small glass (B), the water will spill out.

Look at this picture, which shows a small coffee cup (A) and a mug (B).

Which holds more?

 A B
A

B

Look at this picture, which shows a bottle of water (A) and a small bottle (B).

Which holds more?

 A B
A

B

Look at this picture, which shows a bottle of water (A) and a mug (B).

Which holds less?

 A B
A

B

Look at this picture, which shows a medicine bottle (A) and a bottle of syrup (B).

Which holds less?

 A B
A

B

Look at this picture, which shows a coffee cup (A) and a measuring jug (B).

Which holds more?

 A B
A

B

Look at this picture, which shows a set of four measuring spoons.

The top spoon is a tablespoon (A).

The bottom spoon is ¼ teaspoon (B).

Which holds less?

A

B

A

B

Look at this picture, which shows two measuring jugs.

Which holds more?

 A B
A

B

Look at this picture, which shows two saucepans.

Which holds more?

 A B
A

B

Look at this picture, which shows a kettle (A) and a jam jar (B).

Which holds less?

 A B
A

B

Look at this picture, which shows a glass (A) and a jug (B).

Which holds more?

A               B

A

B

• Question 1

Look at this picture, which shows a small coffee cup (A) and a mug (B).

Which holds more?

 A B
B
EDDIE SAYS
More liquid fits into the mug.
• Question 2

Look at this picture, which shows a bottle of water (A) and a small bottle (B).

Which holds more?

 A B
A
EDDIE SAYS
More liquid fits into the big bottle of water.
• Question 3

Look at this picture, which shows a bottle of water (A) and a mug (B).

Which holds less?

 A B
B
EDDIE SAYS
More liquid fits into the bottle of water.
• Question 4

Look at this picture, which shows a medicine bottle (A) and a bottle of syrup (B).

Which holds less?

 A B
A
EDDIE SAYS
Bottle A is much smaller and holds less liquid.
• Question 5

Look at this picture, which shows a coffee cup (A) and a measuring jug (B).

Which holds more?

 A B
B
EDDIE SAYS
The coffee cup is tiny compared to the jug.
• Question 6

Look at this picture, which shows a set of four measuring spoons.

The top spoon is a tablespoon (A).

The bottom spoon is ¼ teaspoon (B).

Which holds less?

A

B

B
EDDIE SAYS
The quarter teaspoon is the smallest.
• Question 7

Look at this picture, which shows two measuring jugs.

Which holds more?

 A B
A
EDDIE SAYS
A is bigger than B.
• Question 8

Look at this picture, which shows two saucepans.

Which holds more?

 A B
B
EDDIE SAYS
B is bigger than A.
• Question 9

Look at this picture, which shows a kettle (A) and a jam jar (B).

Which holds less?

 A B
B
EDDIE SAYS
A is bigger than B.
• Question 10

Look at this picture, which shows a glass (A) and a jug (B).

Which holds more?

A               B

B
EDDIE SAYS
The jug of water would fill several glasses.
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