Time for a checkup! What will the doctor look for? Doctors have tools to help them measure different things.
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A scale measures how much you weigh. Doctors tell you your weight in pounds.
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Doctors use a stadiometer to measure height. It is like a giant ruler. Height is measured in feet and inches. Do you know your height?
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Your body’s temperature is measured with a thermometer. It is measured in degrees Fahrenheit (ºF). A healthy kid’s temperature is between 97ºF and 100ºF. A higher temperature might mean you are sick.
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Sometimes, doctors give medicine. It is important to get the right dose, or amount. Liquid can be poured into a measuring cup. Most measure in milliliters.
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Want to measure your heart rate? Count your beats per minute. Find your pulse on your wrist. Set a timer for one minute. Count how many beats you feel.