# Often asked: Lesson Plan How Can We Measure Temprature?

## How do you teach students about temperature?

Hot or Cold Teach them to recognize hot and cold temperatures on a thermometer. Draw a picture of two thermometers on a white board or chalkboard. Have one thermometer show less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and the other 80 F or higher. Explain that the hotter the temperature, the higher the number.

## What are the ways to measure temperature?

There are three main scales commonly used in the world today to measure temperature: the Fahrenheit (°F) scale, the Celsius (°C) scale, and the Kelvin (K) scale. Each of these scales uses a different set of divisions based on different reference points, as described in detail below.

## What are the 4 ways to measure temperature?

There are 4 ways to take (measure) a temperature:

• Under the armpit (axillary method)
• In the mouth (oral method)
• In the ear (tympanic method)
• In the rectum/bum (rectal method)

## What’s the normal range for body temperature?

The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the “normal” body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness.

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## How do you read a fever thermometer?

The following thermometer readings generally indicate a fever:

1. Rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 (38 C) or higher.
2. Oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher.
3. Armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.

## How do you read Fahrenheit temperature?

Learn how to convert from Celsius to the Fahrenheit scale to read a Celsius thermometer. To do this, multiply the Celsius degrees by 1.80 and add 32. For example, 10 degrees Celsius is converted to Fahrenheit by multiplying 10 degrees by 1.80 (equals 18) plus 32, giving you a Fahrenheit temperature of 50 degrees.

## How do you read a temperature thermometer?

Place the thermometer tip under the tongue. Hold the thermometer in the same spot for about 40 seconds. Readings will continue to increase and the F (or C) symbol will flash during measurement. Usually, the thermometer will make a beeping noise when the final reading is done (usually about 30 seconds).

## What are the 3 types of temperature?

There are three temperature scales in use today, Fahrenheit, Celsius and Kelvin. Fahrenheit temperature scale is a scale based on 32 for the freezing point of water and 212 for the boiling point of water, the interval between the two being divided into 180 parts.

## What are the 5 temperature scales?

Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Réaumur, and Rankine.

## What is the instrument used to measure body temperature?

Degree of the heat of our body is known as temperature. The instrument which is used to measure the temperature is known as a thermometer. Thermometers are of two types: – Clinical thermometer and Laboratory thermometer.

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## Where do you measure body temperature?

Temperature measurement

• Mouth: Place the probe under the tongue and close the mouth. Breathe through the nose.
• Rectum: This method is for infants and small children. They cannot hold a thermometer safely in their mouth.
• Armpit: Place the thermometer in the armpit. Press the arm against the body.