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Our comprehensive glossary is available to assist in your understanding of the S'COOL lesson plan vocabulary words. Please select the first letter of the word you wish to check for a definition and further information.


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Weather word translations
K
Kelvin:
An absolute temperature scale invented in the 1800's by William Thompson, Lord Kelvin. It places the zero point of the scale at absolute zero, the temperature which scientists believe is the lowest possible. All molecular motion would stop there. A Kelvin degree is the same size as a Celsius degree, so the two scales simply have a constant offset.   Temperature conversion tool Fahrenheit, Celsius and Kelvin temperature scales
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K
kilometer:
A kilometer is a unit of measurement within the Metric System. Metric units are defined in powers of ten. 1 kilometer is equivalent to 1,000 meters or 0.62 miles. It is a common measurement of distance..