February 07, 2013

Math Update

Today the boys and girls learned all about temperature.  We've talked about temperature since the first day of school as part of our Morning Message, so today's lesson was a quick one.  In fact, I didn't even bother to print out and distribute the worksheets to accompany it. We used our slates, a few Smartboard graphics/tools and we were good to go.  

Here are the key learning points: 

  • we measure temperature in degrees Celsius
  • when the temperature goes below zero, we must add the negative sign
  • we subtract to find the difference in temperatures 
  • a thermometer measures temperature
We also learned a few benchmark temperatures: 

  • 100 degrees Celsius is the point at which water boils
  • frostbite can occur at -15 degrees Celsius
  • room temperature is 20 degrees Celsius
  • water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius  


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