Temperature

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Our fun Temperature Lesson Plan enables students to define temperature and thermometer, distinguish between Fahrenheit and Celsius, and identify common uses for measuring temperature.  Taking temperature measurements in various places of the school provides meaningful and practical application of the concepts, as well as engages movement and stimulates the sensory system while reinforcing concept imagery for temperature.

Temperature Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Temperature
  • Temperature Practice Worksheets
  • Temperature Word Problem worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels

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Our fun Temperature Lesson Plan enables students to define temperature and thermometer, distinguish between Fahrenheit and Celsius, and identify common uses for measuring temperature.  Taking temperature measurements in various places of the school provides meaningful and practical application of the concepts, as well as engages movement and stimulates the sensory system while reinforcing concept imagery for temperature.

Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction Sample:

  1. Ask: Tell about a time it was very hot or very cold. What was it like?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Display 5-day forecast for the local area. Ask students what the numbers mean.
  3. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce temperature.
  4. Distribute Temperature content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Clearly distinguish between the Fahrenheit and Celsius scale. Save the final question for the lesson closing. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  5. Distribute Activity page 5. Students will use the thermometers and record the temperature in 5 to 10 different places in the school, which can include (if accessible/available): gym, cafeteria, library, art room, hallway, lobby, main office, outdoors in the shade, outdoors in the sun, classroom on a different floor or other part of school, etc. Remain in each area for 1 to 2 minutes, allowing a change with the thermometer.

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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Science

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10/28/2018
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Lesson Plan on Temperature

The lesson plan on Temperature was very very well done and was extremely helpful in leading this lesson for my ESL class.

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09/12/2018
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04/30/2018
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US

Great Resource

I loved the temperature bundle provided by this website. It provides great resources to teach the lesson and gives step by step instructions for person who is unsure about how to introduce or present the topic.