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Kelly Hudson (khudson@steds.org)

Understanding Temperature 🌡 (Measurement Notebook #8)

Grades: 5th Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: Science

Student Instructions

Hands-on ✋Activity 1. Observe the thermometer (do not touch the Mercury). 2. Determine the increment scale on the metric side. What is the temperature? 3. Take a video of you touching the Mercury bulb. What happens? Why? 4. Observe the 3 cups of water at the table. 5. Predict their temperature on the data table. 6. Measure the temperature of each cup of water. Record the temperature. Take a picture of each cup (showing the temperature). 7. Investigate what happens when you move from water to water. Take videos of going from cold to hot and hot to cold. Required Content o Photo of thermometer (explain tool, unit, and standards 0C, 22C, and 100C) o Video of you touching the Mercury (explain how a thermometer works) o Explain the results of the investigation using videos o Purpose of the activity Required Vocabulary o Temperature o Thermometer o Unit o Metric System o Prediction o Investigation o Measure o Tool