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We frequently state that the temperature today is 25 degrees Celsius or 90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, what do the terms temperature, Centigrade, and Fahrenheit mean? Let us learn temperature facts now.

Temperature Facts for Kids: 1-13

1. Temperature can be defined as a quantitative measure of how hot or cold something is.

2. A thermometer is used to determine the temperature.

3. Centigrade is the temperature measurement unit. Temperature is measured using a variety of scales and units.

4. Celsius(°C), Fahrenheit (°F), and Kelvin (K) are the most frequently used units. In the International System of Units, Kelvin is considered the fundamental unit of temperature (SI).

5. In general, the Celsius scale is widely used, with 0°C and 100°C representing the freezing and boiling points of water at sea level, respectively.

6. 32°F and 212°F are the freezing and boiling points of water, respectively, on the Fahrenheit scale. This scale is primarily used in the United States of America.

7. Temperature is used in meteorology to describe how cold or hot it is outside or inside.

8. The temperature of the air has an effect on the type of rainfall that falls from a cloud, such as rain, snow, or hail.

9. Temperature has an effect on the following physical properties of materials, regardless of whether they are solid, liquid, gaseous, or plasma: vapor pressure, density, electrical conductivity, and solubility. 

10. Galileo was the first scientist to use an instrument to measure heat and cold in the early 1600s. He coined the term thermoscope.

11. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the thermometer in the early 1700s, first with alcohol and then with mercury in the tube.

12. Mercury is extremely temperature sensitive. He calibrated his scale to -32 degrees Fahrenheit for the freezing point of water and 212 degrees Fahrenheit for the boiling point of water.

13. Anders Celsius invented a new scale in the early 1700s. The Celsius scale is the most widely used scale worldwide, although the United States continues to use Fahrenheit.

Temperature Facts for Kids: 14-26

14. Are you aware that -40 °C is equivalent to -40 °F?

15. According to the United States National Library of Medicine, the average normal body temperature is commonly considered to be 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the normal temperature ranges between 97 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit.

16. At the end of a cigarette, the temperature is 203 degrees Fahrenheit. When you inhale heated smoke, your body may experience a mild overheat. You increase the temperature of your body. Smoking impairs your ability to regulate your body temperature. After you stop smoking, it usually takes about 20 minutes for your temperature to return to normal.

17. Physicians at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center have developed a technique for rapidly cooling the body to avoid serious organ damage. This includes inducing hypothermia in the aftermath of a heart attack.

18. Temperature changes in response to fluctuating hormone levels. Women‘s body temperatures vary according to their menstrual cycle phase. The temperature of a man’s body is frequently higher near his testicles. Men are generally colder than females.

19. Spanish researchers at the University of Granada confirmed that when you lie, the area around your nose and eyes heats up. A thermal scan can be used to record this response.

20. 57.8 degrees Celsius (136 degrees Fahrenheit) is the highest temperature ever recorded on land. It was first recorded on September 13, 1922, in Libya’s Al ‘Aziziyah.

21. 89.2 degrees Celsius (128.6 degrees Fahrenheit) is the chilliest temperature ever recorded on planet’s surface. It was discovered on July 21, 1983, at Antarctica’s Vostok Station.

22. It was discovered on July 21, 1983, at Antarctica’s Vostok Station. Subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit temperature reading and multiply by.5556.

23. Multiply by 1.8 and add 32 to convert a Celsius temperature reading to Fahrenheit.

24. A heat wave takes place when the estimated average maximum temperature over a five-day period exceeds the historical average by at least nine degrees Fahrenheit (5 Celsius).

25. At sea level, water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius) and freezes at 0 degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

26. A person’s body temperature drops by 1.5 degrees for every hour as he or she dies. If the medical examiner can ascertain the temperature of the deceased’s body, he can ascertain the time of death. This fact was discovered in 1839 by the English chemist and physician John Davy.

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