Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Weight and Capacity

We have been learning about weight and capacity.

1kg = 1000g

1litre = 1000ml

Estimating and then measuring how
many potatoes are in 1 kg
Zack and Blair trying to make playdough

Aotea and Katie working out how far away from 1 kg their estimation was

Issy counting how many 1/3 of a cup
fit inside the jug
Janice and Zack measuring how many
mls they used to make colours 

Georgina made a a container to hold 1/4 of a cup.
Look how close her estimation skills were.

Ruben cutting a lemon
I wonder how many mls of lemon
juice he will put in his lemonade?
Charlie and Keiarliya working together to make
a 200g weight.

How many kernels fit in 1/4 of a cup?
Great strategy of making groups of ten by this group

Angus and Pinenga testing how many mls
their containers hold
Squeezing lemon juice ready to make the perfect
lemonade. How many mls of lemon juice and sugar syrup? 

Jack measuring his lemon juice

Blake and Jordan calculating together
how many mls of each colour they will
use to make purple.
Weighing to find out what they can send in a
parcel and how much it will cost.

Jessica carefully measuring 2 tablespoons
of cocoa powder

Working together to put the mixture
in a cup ready for cooking

Estimating and counting in 1/3 of a cup. 
Maia following the instructions to cook
the chocolate cake
Yum! Chocolate cake.

If you would like to make the chocolate cake at home here is the recipe

WALT measure a fraction of an amount

                                           Follow the recipe to make a 1 cup chocolate cake
3 Table spoons flour
1/4 of a teaspoon of cinnamon
2 Tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1/2 large egg (scramble the egg in a bowl and then just use half)
30 mLs of vegetable oil
30mLs of water

1)   Mix all the ingredients together in a jar or cup
2)   Put in microwave for 2 minutes
3)   Let it cool down
4)   Eat and enjoy!

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