Fahrenheit and Celsius

I am still working on my concept of temperature in Celsius. I learned it in school and experienced it while living in other countries (notably in the Netherlands where I lived for 10.5 months). Despite this I am still working with -20 with the windchill is really cold, 0 is 32 degrees at home, and 25 is pretty warm. Some day I’ll figure out the in between ones but for now 2 degrees or 3 degrees doesn’t seem that different to me.
I did however make an interesting discovery today. My advisor was talking about SI versus English units in our class today and said she can’t do temperature in Fahrenheit, unless it is related to her oven, then she can’t do it in Celsius. I was very confused for a little while but then realized that yes, ovens here do have degrees in Fahrenheit. And now I can’t remember if my oven in the Netherlands was in Fahrenheit. It might be because we only had a toaster oven…



2 thoughts on “Fahrenheit and Celsius

  1. SJoerd February 2, 2013 at 11:23 am Reply

    Hey! Came here cause your FB post that your now in Canada… whatcha doing there? PhD it seems? Dutch ovens (fun intended… ) have degrees celcius… at least, as far as I know… 🙂

  2. Nichelle February 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm Reply

    Btw, we measure health temperature in farenheit, for example “I have a fever of a hundred and three” (and the only cure is more cowbell).

    Just remember that 25-30 is beach weather.

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