PP1 Curriculum Design: sub strand 3.3 Capacity (How Much a Container Can Hold)
Specific Learning Outcomes
By the end of the substrand, the learner should be able to:
- fill and empty different containers with water, seeds or sand
- compare sizes of containers using water, sand or seeds
Suggested Learning Experiences
- Learners to demonstrate filling and emptying small and large containers using sand, water or seeds
- Learners to demonstrate comparing big and small containers by telling how many small ones fill the big ones and vice versa
- Few learners demonstrates comparing big and small containers by telling how many small ones can fill a big one and vice versa
- In groups or pairs, individually, learners tell how much a container can hold compared to another one of a different size.
- Learners to watch a video on filling and emptying containers.
- Learners to watch a video on comparing containers of different sizes.
Key Inquiry Questions
- How many of the small containers can fill the big container?
- From the big container, how many small ones can be filled?
- Which container holds more or less?
- Critical thinking and problem solving as they compare how much a container can hold.
- Communication and collaboration as they work in groups.
- Learning to learn.
Link to PCIs:
- Citizenship: communication and collaboration as they collect materials.
- Life skills: critical thinking and problem solving as they fill and empty.
- Values: sharing, turn taking.
Link to other activity areas:
- Environmental activities as they play filling and emptying.
- Psychomotor and creative as they balance pouring content from one container to the other.
Suggested community services: – non-formal activity to support learning through application:
• Learners to collect containers from the environment for use when comparing sizes
Suggested learning resources: Containers of various sizes, water sand, seeds
Suggested Assessment Rubrics
Fill and empty small and large containers with water, sand or seeds and count how many small containers fill the big one
Compare big and small containers by telling how many small ones can fill a big one and vise versa
Fill and empty small and large containers with water, sand or seeds without counting
Compare big and small containers by telling how many small ones can fill a big one
Fill and empty small containers with water, sand or seeds
Cannot compare big and small containers