Education Technology

Coming to know F and C

Activity Overview

Students will collect room temperatures with temperature probes and graphing calculators, and plot data to generalize rule that relates Fahrenheit and Celsius units.

Key Steps

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    The technology used for this activity gives great results comparing Celsius and Fahrenheit.  The activity is also an excellent way to reinforce conversion of units and the concept of dependent/independent variables.

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    Students use the Manual Fit feature to place a line of best fit to match the data.  Then the students use the equation to predict other temperatures.