Physics Educational Resources
Roger Weller, geology instructor
How Cold Is It?
Celsius Kelvin Effects
294 Yuma residents turn on the heat.
278 Phoenix residents shiver
Wisconsin residents go swimming.
274 Italian cars donít start.
273 Fresh water freezes.
30 -1 272
You can see your breath. You plan
your vacation to Australia.
Wisconsinites put on T-shirts.
Politicians begin to worry about the homeless.
269 Californians weep pitiably. Wisconsinites eat ice
Canadians go swimming.
Cat insists on sleeping on your bed with you.
266 You can hear
Politicians begin to talk about the homeless.
Miami residents plan vacations further south.
264 You plan a trip to
Cat insists on sleeping in bed with you.
-12 261 Too cold to snow.
You need jumper cables to get the car going.
258 All water pipes in Bisbee are frozen solid.
255 Salt water freezes. American cars donít start.
Alaskans put on T-shirts.
Ice is so cold that it has a metallic sound.
247 You crawl into a
freezer to warm up.
Miami residents cease to exist.
244 Cat insists on sleeping in your pajamas with you.
Politicians actually do something about the homeless.
241 Too cold to think.
You need jumper cables to get the driver going.
239 Japanese cars donít start.
You trip over your cat outside and it breaks.
You decide not to carry coins in your pocket.
233 Californians disappear. Wisconsinites button top
Canadians put on sweaters.
Mercury freezes solid.
228 Congressional hot air freezes.
Alaskans close bathroom windows.
211 Hell freezes over.
Polar bears move south.
factor in Chicago before it really gets cold.
Carbon dioxide freezes (car exhaust is solid).
33 Atmosphere freezes and lies on ground as powder.