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!

categories

Earth Science, Elementary

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

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

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 completing the activities below.

  1. Watch the videos below to learn how a thermometer measures temperature.

The Thermometer Song (song for kids about temperature) from Harry Kindergarten Music:

 

Reading a Thermometer from PBS LearningMedia:

 

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

Discuss what you have learned with your teacher, then move on to the Got It? section to earn your "degree" in thermometer knowledge!

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