In the United States, people usually measure temperature using the Fahrenheit scale. If it is a cold day, the temperature on the Fahrenheit scale might be about 35°F. However, in science and in most other parts of the world, people use a different temperature scale, called the Celsius scale. If you told a person who was used to the Celsius scale that it was 35°C outside, they would think that it was really hot!


In this activity, you will

  • Take the temperature of a variety of items using two different temperature scales.
  • Compare the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales.