Thermometer
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30. Taking Temperatures

  • Age Recommendation: 5 Years+
  • Supplies Needed: One Or More Thermometers

Temperatures are very interesting things to measure. While Americans often use Fahrenheit to determine certain temperatures, this is measured in Celcius elsewhere. Regardless of which you prefer, we’d recommend teaching your child about both versions. For example, the average body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Celcius.

We’d also recommend you show them how temperatures can change based on heat or movement. For example, have them take their temperature and you take your own. Then go outside for a bit, if possible, or do some indoor exercises. Once you have worked up a sweat, take the temp again. It’ll show them the basic science behind temperature and how it shifts.

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