Capacity Sculptures

We worked on a fun project last week. The students were presented with a variety of empty containers and challenged to create a structure with a capacity of exactly 3.15 litres (the true capacity of the container: filled to the brim). This activity involved lots of measuring, converting between millilitres and litres, and using problem-solving strategies.

We all had fun making these sculptures – not every sculpture reached exactly the target but everyone tried their best! Some of these are real works of art. We used Thinglink to present our work. Click on the main picture, and icons will appear. They will show you who made the sculpture and what strategy they used.

The idea for this activity was taken from here.

Mrs Pratt


  1. hello every one and Mrs Pratt I have never seen this post before and it is great and the class did a great job so keep on going till the rest of the week then holidays. see you on Tuesday

    • Hey Piper!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful mini-Christmas with your family! We will miss our little witch tomorrow at concert practice! See you on Tuesday!
      Mrs Pratt

  2. Great job upper primary! I was most interested to read about your strategies – this ‘thinking’ about your learning is very important. All of your sculptures look very good, maths and art…what a great combination!

    Mr Jolley.

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