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maths negative numbers

We have been learning about negative and positive numbers, but in temperatures. We used a thermometer and we went to the staff room and set up an investigation. We placed thermometers in hot and cold places and later we went back to read the scale. this told us how hot or cold something was. The thermometer in the freezer fell to below -10, whilst the water from the boiling kettle in the cup reached 78 degrees.  (OM)


When we got back to class we then completed an activity sheet based on temperature. This was a fun lesson. (LL)

Here is our investigation

We placed thermometer in hot water.
We placed a thermometer in the fridge.
The coldest one was in the freezer.
We tried three different types of water.
I carefully read the scale.
You had to hold the thermometer carefully.