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Collecting and understanding data is a big part of understanding the world and how it changes. To better grasp what temperatures are changing and how they affect global populations, learners create a graph based on the date provided. They conduct a graphic analysis to see how temperatures in the troposphere are decreasing while temperatures in the stratosphere are increasing. To conclude the instructional activity, each child composes a story or narrative that describes the relationship of the data graphed and analyzed, and also its implications.
Using NASA's Live Access Server, earth scientists compare the temperature, precipitation, and normalized difference vegetation index for four different locations. They use the data to identify the climate zone of each location using the Koppen climate classification system. This is an excellent exploration for those studying climate and weather.
Learners investigate the relationship between the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales. Given two data points, they construct a linear function to describe the relationship, find the inverse of the function, and make observations about function values in the context of the problem. The exercise is easily adaptable for either instruction or assessment.  
Which is colder -12 or -18? Temperature is natural real-world application of ordering rational numbers. It's also fun to talk about the lowest recorded temperature on Earth. Take the time to discuss this inquiry with your class. 
Fourth graders discuss, describe and track weather by utilizing a variety of measurable quantities as temperature, wind speed, wind direction, cloud conditions and precipitation. They assess, through experiments and practicing, how to forecast weather conditions. In addition, they study how to read a thermometer accurately and graph temperatures on a line graph.
Twenty-two efficient slides comprise this presentation. Viewers will compare the Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin temperature scales. They will convert temperatures from one scale to another. Learning check slides with their solutions are included. Follow this PowerPoint with hands-on practice using thermometers and converting their measurements. It is appropriate for use with any science laboratory course.
Eighth graders explore how to read a thermometer. They convert temperature between Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin. Students explain that Celsius is used in the Scientific community and Fahrenheit is used basically only in the United States
Fifth graders take measurements of soil and air temperature. They distinguish between temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit. They connect soil temperature with the habitat, snow cover, and plant cover. They make connections between soil and air temperature.
In this temperature worksheet, students color a thermometer to depict the given temperature. They then compare, contrast temperatures and answer given thinking questions. There are approximately 20 questions on this one-page worksheet. An answer key is included.
Students investigate pressure and temperature relationship by conducting an experiment. In this chemistry lesson, students collect data using Vernier computer interface. They plot and analyze the resulting graphs.
Learners conduct an experiment to determine the relationship between pressure and temperature. In this physical science lesson, students collect data and graph them. They compare the results of Celsius and Fahrenheit data sheets.
Students explore common tools used to measure weather. In this science lesson plan, students read a thermometer and discuss the various activities that one would participate in during that temperature.
Students read thermometers to determine the temperature's rise and fall for a two week period. They practice taking temperatures of various items for comprehension.
A colorful "Math Card" provides a reading passage on the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales. Instructions are given for converting from one to another. There are before, during, and after reading questions to answer either in writing or in a class discussion. Instructions for two different approaches for teaching this lesson are given to you as a teacher. One focuses on asking questions, while the other uses mental images. With each, there are further suggestions for differentiation. Use this as an introduction to temperature conversion.
Students practice plotting temperature data points on a line graph in groups and examine the temperature differences at the same time of year. They graph the temperatures in Lannon, WI, and Mitchell's Plain, SA. After the data has been collected and graphed, they explain reasons for the difference in temperatures.
Students study the effects of temperature and air expansion. In this temperature lesson, students discuss temperature and participate in a role play of low energy and high energy molecules. Students then discuss their activity and observations of energy.
Students examine how temperature is the measure of the average kinetic energy of the molecules of a substance.
Differentiate between temperature and thermal energy. Your class will build a thermometer using simple materials and develop their own scale for measuring temperature. Discuss with your class and consider why engineers need to understand the properties of thermal energy.
Students use real satellite data to determine the changes in near-surface air temperature at different times of the year over the Caribbean Sea. They discover how Earth's tilt causes seasonal differences in incoming solar energy. They explore satellite data to investigate the near surface air temperature.
Students track weather from day to day and record results on graphs, maps, or other places. They see firsthand how weather temperatures trend cooler as fall progresses and practice grade-appropriate skills in geography (map location, color keys, more) and math (figuring temperature ranges, averages, more). They study practical skills that will last them a lifetime.

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