What the Fahrenheit?!

Learn the story of the origin of the Fahrenheit temperature scale. As it happens, it is quite an interesting sequence of events. The episode of the Veritasium playlist explains the history of its creation and the significance of the freezing and boiling points.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Include in a discussion of the different temperature scales including Celsius and Kelvin
  • Have pupils create a timeline as they watch the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes students understand freezing and boiling point levels
  • Animations add clarity to explanations
  • Emphasizes scientific vocabulary and concepts throughout the lesson
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