Lesson Plan: Reading Thermometers Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to measure temperature in degrees Celsius using a thermometer and compare temperatures.


Students will be able to

  • recognize that a thermometer is used to measure temperature,
  • recognize that temperature can be measured in degrees Celsius,
  • recognize that higher temperatures are warmer and lower temperatures are cooler,
  • estimate temperatures,
  • solve simple problems regarding temperature in degrees Celsius.


Students will not cover

  • temperature in degrees Fahrenheit,
  • negative numbers.

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