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NCTM Activity Air Temperature
Task with Student Directions

GLOBE Assessment
Grade 5-8

Math Activity for Protocol Test

What is the average daily air temperature if the maximum temperature is 30 degrees C and the minimum temperature is 15 degrees C? (NCTM Standards: Numbers & Operations 3.1, 3.2)

Air Temperature Protocol Test

The Air Temperature protocol test assesses students' ability to take accurate air temperature measurements.

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Student activity & Level of Performance

+ appropriate student performance

- inappropriate student performance

n.a. not appropriate or not observed

Taking accurate temperature readings                                              
Do not breathe on, touch, stand too close or expose the thermometer to direct sunlight when using it.                                              
Read thermometer at eye level                                              
Read temperature from base of indicators                                              
Record current temperature                                              
Record maximum and minimum temperatures                                              
Record date and time                                              
If no measurement for previous day, record only current temperature                                              
Reset maximum and minimum temperature markers                                              


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