Temperature

Temperature

Lessons

In this lesson, we will learn:

  • Reading a thermometer
  • Comparing temperatures
  • Calculating changes in temperature
  • Calculating average temperature

Notes:

  • Common Temperatures
  • Water Freezes: 0°C, 32°F
    Water boils: 100°C, 212°F
    Normal Body Temperature: 37°C, 98.6°F
  • Introduction
    Introduction to Temperature
    1. Units of temperature - Fahrenheit and Celsius
    2. Reading a thermometer
    3. Common temperatures (water boils, water freezes, body temperature)

  • 1.
    Reading a Thermometer
    Record each temperature shown on the thermometer
    a)

    Temperature

    b)

    Temperature

    c)

    Temperature

    d)

    Temperature


  • 2.
    Ordering Temperatures
    a)
    Put the following temperatures in order from coldest to warmest.
    12°F, -13°F, 20°F, 2°F, -25°F, 6°F, -4°F

    b)
    Put the following temperatures in order from coldest to warmest.
    8°C, -21°C, 38°C, -14°C, -6°C, 6°C, 15°C


  • 3.
    Calculating temperature change
    a)
    The temperature at night falls by 2°F every hour. If the starting temperature was 10°F, what is the temperature four hours later?

    b)
    The temperature during the day rises by 4°C every hour. If the starting temperature was 12°C, what is the temperature 2 hours later?


  • 4.
    Average Temperature
    a)
    The temperature everyday at 9am was measured for 5 days and the following temperatures were recorded: 25°F, 10°F, 15°F, 25°F, 20°F. What was the average temperature at 9am for these 5 days?

    b)
    The temperature everyday at noon was measured for 5 days and the following temperatures were recorded: 20°C, 22°C, 18°C, 25°C, , 20°C. What was the average temperature for these 5 days?