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How to Read a Thermometer

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A thermometer is an instrument that is used to measure temperature.

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The temperature of something tells us how hot or cold something is.

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Temperature is measured in degrees.

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is the symbol for degrees Degrees

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Temperature is measured on two scales: Celsius and Fahrenheit C F

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C is the symbol for the Celsius scale. C

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Lets count by 2s… 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12…

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The lines on most thermometers count by twos C

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C What is the temperature on this thermometer? 98 C 98 degrees Celsius

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C 90 Try this one. 86 o C 86 degrees Celcius

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Normal body temperature is 98.6 o F. This means it is between 98 and 99 degrees.

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98.6 F This is a decimal point.

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o F The temperature is 98 point 6 degrees Fahrenheit. 96

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o F The temperature is 99 point 8 degrees Fahrenheit. 97

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Now lets try it with Celsius

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What is the temperature? o C 99

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Try this one o C

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If the temperature is below freezing, it will be a negative temperature. -8 o C Remember… Below zero, you count backwards!

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Try this one o C

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