Measuring: Temperature

Temperature is a measure of how hot something is. Water freezes at 0°C (degrees Celsius) and boils at 100°C. Your blood is usually 37°C.

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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 labelled and unlabelled division
  • Strategies and practice in reading positive and negative temperatures

Downloadable Factsheets

Weather temperatures
Reading thermometers
Types of thermometer
Reading scales with marked divisions
Reading scales with unmarked divisions
Reading scales

Downloadable worksheets

Warmer or cooler?
Weather around the world
Understanding temperature
Practising thermometer readings
Comparing thermometers with unmarked divisions
Using different scales
Comparing Fahrenheit and Celsius
Introduction to temperature
Reading thermometers with unmarked divisions
Reading thermometers with marked divisions

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