# Lesson Worksheet: The Medical Thermometer Science

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying and describing the medical thermometer and its uses.

Q1:

Which of the following should you do first when taking your temperature?

• ASterilize the thermometer before putting it away
• BClean the thermometer with a tissue and ethyl alcohol
• CShake the thermometer
• DPut the thermometer under your tongue for 1 minute

Q2:

Fill in the blank: Temperature is the measurement of how something is.

• Aheavy or light
• Bhot or cold
• Clong or short
• Dflexible or inflexible
• Eshiny or dull

Q3:

Charlotte is making a list of definitions for the keywords on the topic she is studying.

 Keyword Definition R S T U V It is the measurement of how hot or cold something is. It is a device that measures temperature. For example, it can be used to measure the temperature of a liquid or the temperature of the human body. It is a device used to measure human temperature only. It is a bulb that holds mercury. It is a thin tube that mercury expands in.

What keyword best matches T?

• ATemperature
• BCapillary
• CThermometer
• DMercury bulb
• EMedical thermometer

Q4:

Fill in the blanks: A medical thermometer has a temperature range of to because it is used to measure human temperature.

• A35, 42
• B30, 45
• C37, 42
• D35, 37
• E35, 47

Q5:

A teacher asks her class why mercury is used in thermometers.

Pick the student who has answered incorrectly.

• AJacob
• BScarlett
• CMatthew
• DElizabeth
• EDavid

Q6:

Fill in the blank: The normal human body temperature is degrees Celsius.

Q7:

Consider the thermometer below.

Which material is used in the thermometer to measure temperature?

• AMercury
• BWater
• CNitrogen
• DNone of the answers are correct.

Q8:

Fill in the blank: In medical thermometers, we use mercury that when the temperature increases so we can read the temperature from the thermometer scale.

• Aexpands
• Bremains the same
• Ccontracts

Q9:

Consider the picture below.

Fill in the blank: This medical thermometer reads .

Q10:

What is the function of the capillary tube in the medical thermometer?

• AIt is the place at the end of the thermometer that holds mercury.
• BIt is the place in the medical thermometer that prevents mercury from going back into the mercury bulb.
• CIt is the thin tube in the thermometer that lets mercury expand inside it.
• DNone of the answers are correct.

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