Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Home Economics

Abstract

The objective of the study was to develop a self-instructional system for teaching one area of metric measurements, temperature. This system was to be individualized, enjoyable, inexpensive, suitable for home use as well as classroom use, and appropriate for use by homemakers and consumers rather than industry. In addition, the system was to be designed to teach students to the mastery level of learning. Prerequisites to the system required that the student be able to read Fahrenheit thermometers accurately and use Fahrenheit measurements for expressing common temperatures such as room temperatures, outdoor temperatures, body temperatures, and the freezing and boiling temperatures of water. The teaching materials developed were aimed at mastery-level learning of the following five criterion objective: The student… 1. Approximates the conversion of Fahrenheit to Celsius temperatures using the formula C=F/2 for temperatures over boiling and the formula C=F/2-15 for temperatures under boiling. 2. Approximates without the use of conversion instruments common Celsius temperatures such as room temperatures, outdoor temperatures, body temperatures, and the freezing and boiling temperatures of water. 3. Explains that the range between two adjacent Celsius integers is larger than between two adjacent Fahrenheit degrees at the ratio of 5Co=9Fo. 4. Chooses among various temperature ranges the appropriate one for a thermometer having a specific use, such as an oven thermometer. 5. Converts Fahrenheit temperatures to Celsius measurements and vice versa using a conversion slide.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Metric system -- Programmed instruction

Temperature

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

81

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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