Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process


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When measuring temperature, why should you keep your thermometer suspended in the system?

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1. What are the best units for measuring temperature in a physical science lab?

2. What is temperature a measurement of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On these assessments, we'll ask you questions about topics like thermometer protocol, units for measuring temperature, and temperature stabilization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will ask you about things like:

  • The reason you should keep your thermometer suspended in the system
  • A physical science lab's best units for measuring temperature
  • What temperature measures
  • The reason you should wait for a temperature to stabilize before reading it

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding measurement units for temperature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way you should use a thermometer
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as temperature

Additional Learning

What else can you learn as far as measuring temperature? Watch the video lesson, Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process, to find out. This lesson will go over:

  • What it is that temperature is measuring
  • How to measure temperature in the lab
  • Converting between units of temperature