A demonstration of how to measure the air temperature using a thermometer. There are temperature differences between day and night, and the temperature varies between shade and full sunshine. We can describe the temperature as being hot, mild, chilly or freezing.
Children could measure the temperature in different areas of the school. What things affect the temperature? Where would be the best place to go and cool down? Children could record their findings in a table. They could also set up a camera to take pictures of the thermometer throughout the night. They can then compare the mean, median, mode and range of the temperatures in and around the school.