Materials List: Make Your Own Temperature Scale

Each group needs:

  • clear, narrow-necked plastic bottle (~355 ml [12 oz] water bottles work well); ask students to bring rinsed plastic bottles from home
  • clear, plastic drinking straw
  • Make Your Own Temperature Scale Worksheet, one per student

For the entire class to share:

  • a¬†few thermometers
  • measuring cups
  • 207 ml (7 oz) rubbing alcohol
  • 207 ml (7 oz) water
  • large glass jar (to mix the alcohol and water)
  • stirring rod
  • food coloring
  • rulers
  • fine-point permanent markers
  • modeling clay