Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Men Behind the Science of Temperature

Whenever we feel ill, we have our temperature taken by a thermometer.

In the United States we use fahrenheit to measure temperature. In other parts of the world they use celsius.

Meet the men behind these temperature scales in Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Their Temperature Scales by Yoming S. Lin.

They are named Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit and Anders Celsius.

Here is a sample: " Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invented a thermometer that was better than earlier ones....Anders Celsius created another temperature scale. This is the scale that scientists use today."

This joint biography tells about their work and includes other useful features: Inside the Science gives some facts about the subject of measuring temperature. A glossary and index  are included.

This title would be useful in Common Core Science Standards.


  1. I love the idea of a joint biography. I'm ashamed to admit I did not know how the names of the temperature scales were named after the scientists who figured them out!

  2. I love picture book biographies! I had never heard of this one. I will check this one out! I hope my library has a copy. :)