Let’s Study Liquid Measures

Here are some great links to help teach Liquid Measures.

Measurments and Equivalents – Lesley’s Recipe Archive
http://www.lesleycooks.com/Measurements.pdf

First Grade Lesson cups in a pint
http://www.teacherneedhelp.com/firstgrade/pints.htm

Poster Illustration Gallon, Quarts, Pints, Cups
http://fivejs.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/gallon_quarts_pints_cups.jpg

This poster is good for use with the story "The Land of Gallon."   The Land of  Gallon has four Queens, each Queen has a Prince and a Princess, and each Prince and Princess has two Children each. Have the students remember by allowing them to retell the story while drawing the diagram.

Estimate which holds more volume – printable worksheet
http://www.education.com/files/55101_55200/55175/file_55175.pdf

Capacity  (gallon, quart, pint, cup) Lesson
http://www.athens.edu/vinsobm/lesson_45.htm

Gallon Guy, Mr. Gallon, Gallon Man, Measurement Man, Captain Capacity, Cassidy Capacity, Capacity Man, – different names, great lesson!  One teacher even suggested to make a face on the head to represent measurements.  Make eyes and a nose as small t’s (teaspoons) and a mouth is one long capital T(tablespoon)  And the students learn "3 teaspoons in a tablespoon."

Mr Gallon Parts to print in B&W (and other Mr. Gallon Printables)  from Laura Candler’s website.
http://home.att.net/~clnetwork/math/mrgalparts.pdf 

Gallon Guy/Girl – photo and printable instructions and printable guy/girl
http://www.angelo.edu/faculty/jbarnard/bulletin_board/Measurement/gallon-man.pdf

Gallon Man with round head
http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~elem/kidspiration/hlass/liquid.htm

Education World Gallon Man lesson & links
http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~elem/kidspiration/hlass/liquid.htm

Tips to remember units from teachnet.com
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/math/units052499.html

PDF file based on teachernet lesson
http://www.tinsnips.org/Media/basicskills/mr.gallon.pdf#search=%22mr.%20gallon%22

Discovering Gallon Man Lesson with Printables
"Students experiment with units of liquid measure."

Measurement Man Print Out
http://www.mathwire.com/measurement/measurementman.pdf

Measurement Man Scarecrows
http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/fall08.html

Measuring Volume with Gallon Man
http://questgarden.com/58/89/4/071203165612/index.htm

Customary Unit Conversion Worksheet; Cost per gallon (compare with a gallon of gas)
http://illuminations.nctm.org/lessons/measureup/allsheets.pdf

The Ellison Educational Creative Team
http://www.ellison.com/creativeideas/?p=detail&idea=1542&cat=1&subcat=5

Gallon Man for Behavior Chart
http://www.twogetherexpress.com/gallon%20man2.htm

SONGS
Teaching Gallons, Quarts, Pints, and Cups Tune of: Them Bones &
A chant for teaching Gallons/Capacity (tune Mary Had a Little Lamb)
http://www.teachersworkshop.com/twshop/songschants.html

Very Cute song "Lemonade Stand" – listen to a sample:
http://www.totally3rdgrade.com/lemonade_stand.html

The Gallon Song to the tune of Alice the Camel – fun printable poster
http://home.att.net/~clnetwork/math/mrgalsong.pdf

The Measurement Song
http://www.songsforteaching.com/recall/measurement.htm

Rap Song – The Standard System
If 2 cups make a pint and 2 pints make a quart
How many cups in a quart? (That would be 4.)
If 4 quarts make a gallon and 4 cups are in a quart
How many cups in a gallon? (Man that’s a challenge!)
Maybe so, but it’s just 4 × 4
16 cups in a gallon for sure
That’s 8 pints, no less no more
4 quarts, one gallon, let’s settle the score
http://www.educationalrap.com/116/the-standard-system.html

Measurement Mmnemonics
A Pint’s A Pound the World Around (1 pint = 16 oz = 1 lb)

To remember the units in order
Great Queens Pick Clean Okra = (gallon,quart,pint,cup,ounce)

Mr. Gallon vs Mr. Bones
Notice that the human skeleton resembles the gallon guy.  
1 Gallon = Torso
FOUR Quarts
2 Quarts = 2 Thigh Bones (1 thigh bone per leg)
2 Quarts = 2 Bones in Your Upper Arms (1 bone each arm)
EIGHT Pints
4 Pints = 4 Lower Leg Bones (2 each leg)
4 Pints  = 4 Lower Arm Bones (2 each arm)
Sixteen Cups
8 Cups = 8 Small Toes
8 Cups = 8 Fingers 
(Explain Gallon Guy does not have thumbs!)

A quart is one quarter (one fourth) of a gallon.

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2 Responses to Let’s Study Liquid Measures

  1. Deborah Johnson says:

    I loved all the education songs! I’ll be using them all next year.

    Thank you for sharing them with everyone!

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