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.

KeywordRS TUV
DefinitionIt 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 C to C 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 degreesCelsius.

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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