edHelper.com
How Does a Refrigerator Work?



How Does a Refrigerator Work?
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.16

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    compressor, condenser, refrigerant, warmed-up, thermostat, ozone, electrical, condensation, vapor, pipes, insulation, pumped, liquid, pump, motor, layer


Print How Does a Refrigerator Work?
     Print How Does a Refrigerator Work?  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on How Does a Refrigerator Work?
     Leave your feedback on How Does a Refrigerator Work?  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



How Does a Refrigerator Work?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Refrigerators keep food cold. A refrigerator is a big box with a door you can open. You keep some foods in a refrigerator so they won't spoil as quickly. The walls of the refrigerator are filled with insulation. This keeps the cold air inside and the warm air outside the refrigerator. Refrigerators need electricity to work. They have small electric motors. The refrigerator must be plugged into an electrical socket. The electric motor operates the compressor.
 
2     A chemical called a refrigerant is used to keep it cold inside. The refrigerant flows through a closed loop of pipes or tubes hidden inside the walls of the refrigerator. This chemical can easily change states from a liquid to a gas. Part of the loop is exposed to the air inside the refrigerator. Part of the loop is exposed to the outside air.
 
3     The refrigerant starts out as a gas. It is then compressed (squeezed) by the compressor until it turns into a liquid. The compressor squeezes the gas into a very small space. The gas turns into a liquid from all the pressure.

Paragraphs 4 to 8:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States
Education
Teaching

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2014 edHelper