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Secondary I • 2yr.


How do you measure the temperature with a thermometer?


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  • Explanation from Alloprof

    Explanation from Alloprof

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    Team Alloprof • 2yr.

    Thank you for your question!

    First and foremost, you should always handle a thermometer with care. It is a fragile object, likely to break. Thus, we make sure of certain things by doing the following things:

    • Taking it by its center, and not by its end.
    • Not using it as a stirring rod.
    • Handling it carefully, so as to reduce the risk of an accident.

    To take the temperature with a thermometer, you must:

    • Place the thermometer in contact with the substance whose temperature you want to measure.
    • Wait for the temperature on the thermometer to stabilize.
    • Place your head at the same level as the thermometer’s liquid.
    • Take the temperature measurement. Since each temperature increment is not always indicated, it is often necessary to determine the scale of the thermometer. Watch out for units!

    Don’t hesitate to ask other questions!

    Éveline 😊

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