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     challenging words:    heat-related, sunstroke, weatherwise, all-around, exhaustion, wooly, altitude, solar, predict, scientific, lowest, measurement, latitude, humidity, combination, cricket
     content words:    Central America, Benjamin Franklin


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Temperature
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     On a cool autumn day, it's nice to play outside or go for a walk in the mountains. A hot summer day is a good time to go to a water park. Sometimes in the cold winter months you can enjoy ice skating or having a snowball fight, but you won't know for sure what kind of a day it is until you check the temperature.
 
2     Temperature is a measurement of how much heat is in the air. Since the heat in the air comes from the sun, you could also say that it is a measure of solar energy. Temperature is measured with a thermometer in either degrees Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius. On the Fahrenheit scale, 32 degrees is the freezing point for water, and 212 degrees is the boiling point. On the Celsius scale, 0 degrees is freezing, and 100 degrees is boiling.
 
3     There are other, less scientific, ways to measure the temperature too. Some people say that a cricket is a good thermometer! In the evening, when the crickets are chirping, count how many times one cricket chirps in 14 seconds; this number should tell you the temperature. Some people also think that the wooly caterpillar can predict the temperature of the coming winter. If the brown stripe on the wooly caterpillar is wider that the black, it is a sign of a long, cold winter to come.

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