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Math Tip #41: Temperature and the Celsius Scale

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The following table gives you some references for remembering temperatures and what they mean on the Celsius scale. Take the quiz: Know your Celsius: How Warm is That?

327 C lead melts 

190 C a hot oven 

100 C water boils 

80 C hot soup 

66 C hot faucet water 

60 C broiled steak 

58 C hottest air temperature recorded on earth 

45 C a hot bath 

40 C a high fever 

38 C a warm bath 

37 C normal body temperature 

35 C a hot day 

20 C room temperature on a winter day 

10 C cool fall day 

7 C cold water 

1 C ice water 

0 C water freezes 

-5 C snowy day 

-11 C frozen yogurt

From The Math Teacher's Book of Lists by Judith A. Muschla and Gary Robert Muschla ISBN 0-13-180357-3.

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