How hot is it? How much does it weigh? How fast is it? How big is it? How far away is it? These all seem like simple questions, but how do we answer them? Measure Up! allows readers to explore the history of how measurement was developed, while also learning about practical applications of measurement. for instance, Temperature relates the history of the first thermometers, how and why we need to measure temperature, and how the ability to measure-and control-temperature affects our daily lives. the title also discusses the different devices used to measure temperature-from simple clinical thermometers that measure body temperature to complex pyrometers used to measure the temperature of the Sun. Each book also has an experiment, as well as helpful equations for metric and standard conversions. Interesting sidebars, full-color photography, illustrations, and engaging text offer readers an intriguing look into the science of measurement.
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