Using Thermometers

by Lorijo Metz

Part of a Series: Science Tools.

Short, concise paragraphs teach young readers about thermometers and related concepts such as states of matter. Despite the series title, the book quickly makes it clear that thermometers aren’t just for scientists; they’re also tools of the trade for doctors, cooks, and weather forecasters. Suggestions for two experiments further underscore the thermometer’s wide range of applications, while photographs of children using thermometers also emphasize the series’ philosophy of hands-on learning. The book shows and labels different types of thermometers so students can learn to read them with confidence. Difficult or potentially unfamiliar words (“mercury,” “thermocouple”) are printed in bold and defined in the glossary. The back matter also includes a link to publisher-approved Web sites and an index.

ISBN: 9781448896844

JLG Release: August 2013

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    Trim Size

    8" x 8"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5, Points: 0.5


    Level: 810L

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