Lesson Plan

Comparing Containers

In this highly engaging lesson plan, your students will have a chance to compare volume using water play. Can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **Which Holds More?** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Which Holds More? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Which Holds More? lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will compare which container holds more.

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Students will be able to explain how to compare which container holds more using tactile supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather the students together in a circle for the lesson.
  • Introduce the lesson by holding up two different sized cups and saying, "I have a problem. I am trying to find the best cup to use when we have juice at snack time. I want to use the cup that holds the most juice."
  • Hold up two cups and ask, "Which one holds more?" Have students point to the one they think holds more.