Lesson Worksheet: Measuring Temperature Science

In this worksheet, we will practice exploring measuring temperature using a thermometer, discovering how thermometers work by creating and using a thermometer, and understanding the use of liquids in thermometers.


Benjamin was using a Celsius thermometer to test the temperature of different liquids. He tested hot tea, apple juice, and warm water. The table below shows his results.

SubstanceApple juice Warm water Hot tea
Temperature 5C40C75C

For which substance did the mercury rise the highest?

  • AWarm water
  • BApple juice
  • CHot tea


Fill in the blank: Measuring temperature is important because it is .

  • Aused in the food industry for food storage
  • Bused in the medical field to determine the health of a patient
  • Chelpful in knowing the conditions outside for daily activities
  • DAll of the above


Which of these is a common liquid used in thermometers?

  • AWater
  • BOil
  • CMercury
  • DVinegar


Fill in the blank: Medical thermometers are used to measure the temperature .

  • Aof food
  • Boutside
  • Cof liquids
  • Dof the human body


Fill in the blank: A thermometer is used to measure .

  • Atemperature
  • Bmass
  • Cvolume
  • Dforce


Which of the following is not a part of a Celsius thermometer?

  • AA glass tube
  • BConstriction
  • CA mercury bulb
  • DA capillary tube


If the temperature of water is measured as 100 degrees Celsius, how much is that in degrees Fahrenheit?


Fill in the blank: Mercury is used in thermometers because .

  • Ait does not stick to the walls of the capillary tube
  • Bit is seen easily through glass
  • Cit is a good conductor of heat
  • DAll of the above


Fill in the blank: The volume of the liquid in a thermometer as the temperature increases.

  • Astays the same
  • Bincreases
  • Cdecreases


The thermometer below was placed in warm water.

What happened to the liquid in the thermometer?

  • AIt moved down.
  • BIt moved up.
  • CIt evaporated.
  • DNothing happened.

Which of the following explains why this happened?

  • ALiquids contract when they are heated.
  • BLiquids expand when they are cooled.
  • CLiquids expand when they are heated.
  • DLiquids evaporate when they are heated.

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