Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Measuring with Jars

Measuring with Jars allows students to estimate how many of any type of measuring cups full of water will fill a particular jar. Estimating gets better with practice until they get to unusually shaped jars. James was surprised to find out that this jar held one measuring cup full of water.


  1. We did something similar when I was in first grade - and I still remember being so surprised. It really made an impression.

  2. I've been wanting to do this at home. In class, I showed 3 different shapes/sizes of jars and asked which contains the most water. They were surprised when the wider, shorter one held more water than the taller, thinner bottle. Thanks for the reminder!


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