What is Temperature?
The word "temperature" is defined as the level of hotness or
coldness that an environment or a body has. Temperature is measured
with the use of a tool called a thermometer. The normal temperature of
a human body is said to be 98.6 F or 37.0 C. Depending on how the word
"temperature" is used, it can also mean a rather high degree of body
heat that is being caused by an illness or a fever, which is used in
the phrase "having a temperature" or having a fever.
What is a Thermometer?
A thermometer is a device that is used to measure the
temperature of a living organism, a place, or an object. The word
"thermometer" comes from two words, which are "thermo", a Greek word
meaning "heat", and "meter" which means "to measure". The thermometer
uses two different scales to measure heat, which are the Celsius, and
the Fahrenheit scales. Celsius can be converted to Fahrenheit and vice
versa with the use of a converter or a temperature calculator. For the
Fahrenheit scale, the freezing point is at 32 F, while the Celsius
scale has it at 0 C. Boiling point for Fahrenheit is at 212 F, and for
Celsius, it is at 100 C. You can convert Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice
versa with the conversion rate of 33.8 F = 1 C.
How does a thermometer work and who invented it?
No single person was credited with the invention of the
thermometer, but a lot of people had contributed to its development,
including Santorio Santorio, Galileo Galilei, Cornelius Drebbel, and
Robert Fludd. When you are tasked to read a thermometer, you will need
to look at the silver or the red line inside the tube, and you will be
able to read the Celsius and Fahrenheit readings of the temperature by
looking at the level where the line stops.
Also called the collision theory and the kinetic-molecular
theory, this theory states that the temperatures, pressures, or volumes
of different gases can be determined by considering their motion and
This is defined as the physics that takes care of the
conversions and relationships between heat and other energies. This can
also be described as the study of laws that cover the conversion of
energy into different forms. Temperature is not only a measurement for
heat. It also relates to laws of physics and theories on how heat is
transferred and converted from one form to another.