Body temperature and thermometers
The hypothesis that temperature readings taken with different types of thermometers will be the same, but that different readings will be obtained from different parts of the body, is proven to be true.
Our body temperature may change throughout the day due to many reasons such as hormonal changes, the type of activity or the outdoor temperature. When our body temperatures exceed 38 °C, we are deemed to be having a fever. Fevers may be caused by infections, medication, trauma or other medical conditions.
To improve the reliability and accuracy of our results, a larger sample of participants should be used.
This science fair project may be repeated, this time, at different times of the day, to compare the body temperature changes.
Do you think animals (eg dogs, cats) will demonstrate the same body temperature characteristics
Normal human body temperature - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_human_body_temperature
Body temperature - http://firstaid.webmd.com/body-temperature
Be extremely careful with glass mercury thermometers to avoid breakage/spillage of the mercury, which can be extremely toxic/dangerous. Adult assistance is required.