So, kids know when it’s hot and when it’s cold, but do they know about temperatures?
Time to get out a thermometer and read it. The neat thing about thermometers are they are a vertical number line! Here is a link to a printable one.
When using thermometers it is good arithmetic practice.
My suggested activity is a simple one. Supplies: A thermometer paper and red and blue poker chips in a brown bag.
- Pick a starting temperature.
- Randomly pick out a handful of poker chips. Red are rising (+) temperatures and blue are cooling (-) temperatures.
- After you have added and subtracted, draw the new temp (optional: you could draw a scene that would go with that temperature).
- Repeat as much as you want ; )
What activities do you like to do with temperatures? Feel free to link up any math post!
Now I am off to a working writers retreat for the weekend (I still have to pack). I’m so excited to meet a few editors and agents for children’s books. And, as always, hoping someone will love my math-related children’s picture books I have. Wish me luck!