Students will be able to:
- convert temperature scales.
- read a thermometer with different temperature scales (Celsius and Fahrenheit)
Materials & Teacher-developed Resources
- Paper, pencils, textbooks, software
- Student handouts
- Transparencies with conversion chart agenda, chart (comparing various weather forecasts)
- A classroom set of thermometers
- The teacher will review the concepts of temperature and heat
- Then, he introduces new vocabulary on board: thermometer, Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin unit and scale. The teacher will ask students “How can we measure temperature?” Answer: with a thermometer.
- The teacher passes out thermometers (one per student) and discusses the features of a thermometer and how to read both scales (Fahrenheit / Celsius).
- Students pair up, read room temperature, discuss with partner and share with class
- Teacher introduces the equations to convert temperature on different scales (Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin)
- Then he practices few examples (on the board) of temperature conversions
- Students read temperature on a thermometer
- The teacher brings cups with ice water, cold and hot water.
- Students make predictions, and record the actual data.
- Students practice on their own to convert these temperatures on different scales using their Algebra skills
- The teacher will emphasize the temperature conversions and the importance of practicing these conversions
- Review the key points of the lesson, providing examples and asking questions
The teacher will provide the students with a temperature conversions practice worksheet