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One-minute video

One-minute video

Why learn about temperature?

Water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius and boils at 100 degrees. Your blood is usually 37°C.

Quick tips for tutors

Temperature includes:
  • Information about reading and comparing temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius.
  • Strategies for identifying, reading and comparing thermometers used for different purposes, with different scales.
  • Strategies and practice in reading scales to the nearest labeled and unlabelled division.
  • Strategies and practice in reading positive and negative temperatures.


What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland.

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