Student Research Pages - What Makes Weather? - Temperature
Since Texas lies pretty close to the equator, our temperatures tend to be warmer than many other places in the United States.
Temperature tells us how hot or how cold the air is.
We use thermometers with the metric system (Celsius degrees) or the customary system (Fahrenheit degrees) to measure temperature.
Celsius vs. Fahrenheit
Temperature can be measured using either Celsius degrees or Fahrenheit.
|System of Measurement||Metric||Customary|
|Water freezes at ...||0 degrees||32 degrees|
|Water boils at ...||100 degrees||212 degrees|
|Where it's used ...||All over the world||USA and a few other countries|
Activity!! Which System?
With your partner come up with some good tricks to help you remember to which system CELSIUS belongs and to which system FAHRENHEIT belongs. Then share your tricks with the class.
- ***Celsius uses the METRIC system
- *** Fahrenheit uses CUSTOMARY system
Can You Change Celsius to Fahrenheit?
Yep! And you can even convert a temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius. But it’s complicated so a great website like this one comes in handy! http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-temperature.htm