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How to Convert Temperatures
This elementary school classroom activity has students measure water temperature, use formulas to convert between Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin, and use a conversion tool to check their answers between the three systems. It is part of the Atmospheric Visualization Collection (AVC), which focuses on data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Tools:
    • Calculation / Conversion
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: AVC-000-000-000-103
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Argonne National Laboratory, Decision and Information Sciences


Contributor: Mr Christopher M Klaus
Argonne National Laboratory

Contact: Mr Christopher M Klaus
Argonne National Laboratory