Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Temperature in Celsius
I have long thought that the United States should go metric, because it is a much more sensible system of measurement. The metric system for lengths seems simple and easily understood. A meter is quite tangible and centimeters also look familiar and comfortable. I can even get used to grams and kilograms. Grams are a bit too light to make complete sense, and the prefix kilo- makes it seem much heavier than it really is, but I can get used to that, too. Liquid volumes have become more familiar, now that beverages often come in liter bottles. I have had a harder time, though, with temperature. So, I decided to make up a rhyme for myself to help me remember the approximate meanings of the different temperatures. I wanted something relatively simple - possibly something I could use with kids. Here is a poster with my first attempt.