Kelvin Temperature Scale
In 1848, a British mathematician and physicist named William Thomson Kelvin created a
temperature scale that is now known as the Kelvin Temperature Scale. This scale is used by
scientists to measure extremely hot and cold temperatures. On the Kelvin scale, degrees are
called kelvins (K) and no degree symbol (°) is used. So 100 degrees Kelvin is written as 100 K.
To write a Celsius temperature as a Kelvin temperature, use this formula:
To write a Kelvin temperature as a Celsius temperature, use this formula:
Write each as a Celsius temperature.
Write each as a Kelvin temperature.
Think About It What are the freezing point and boiling point of water on the Kelvin