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Gather Data: Experiment with Weather

Thermometer

A thermometer is a tool for measuring temperature.

Build Your Own Weather Tool!
Use the materials and follow the directions below.

Materials
• Fahrenheit thermometer

Experiment!

  1. Place the thermometer outside, in an open area that gets an equal amount of light and shade.
  2. Check the temperature every day at the same time.
  3. Record on your Weather Data Sheet (PDF) the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit to the nearest tenth of a degree.

 

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