 # How to Read a Thermometer A thermometer is an instrument that is used to measure temperature.

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

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

Temperature is measured in degrees.

is the symbol for degrees. 100 “100 Degrees”

Temperature is measured on two scales: Celsius and Fahrenheit. 98.6 37C F

“C” is the symbol for the Celsius scale. C

The Fahrenheit scale is the most popular in the United States. Its symbol is “F.” F

Let’s count by 2’s… 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12…

The lines on most thermometers count by two’s. 90 92 94 96 98 100 102 F

88 90 92 94 96 100 F What is the temperature on this thermometer? 98 F “98 degrees Fahrenheit”

76 78 80 82 84 88 F 90 Try this one. 86 F “86 degrees Fahrenheit”

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

98.6 F This is a decimal point.

979899. 2.4.6 98.6 F The temperature is “98 point 6” degrees Fahrenheit. 96

9899100. 2.4.6.8 99.8 F The temperature is “99 point 8” degrees Fahrenheit. 97

100101102 What is the temperature? 101.2 F 99

Try this one. 102.8 F 101102103100

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