Weather Tool - Thermometer

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10511

Wow, it's hot today! How hot? Learn how to read a thermometer and how its liquid measures the temperature through videos, online interactive thermometers, and making your very own thermometer!


Earth Science, Measurement and Data

learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • How does this weather tool help you decide what to wear each day?

The weather tool above is a thermometer.

A thermometer is a weather tool used to tell the temperature. This allows you to choose the appropriate clothing for the day.

In this lesson, you will learn how to read a thermometer and how the liquid inside a thermometer is able to move up and down. You will use interesting videos, interactive thermometers, and resources. You will even make your very own thermometer.

Begin exploring by watching The Thermometer Song (song for kids about temperature), from Harry Kindergarten Music to learn how a thermometer measures temperature:

Next, watch Reading a Thermometer from PBS LearningMedia:

  • Are you ready for some fun with thermometers?

Play with The Interactive Thermometer from to see the temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit as well as weather that relates to each temperature zone.

When you are ready, move on to the Got It? section to earn your "degree" in thermometer knowledge!

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