Cricket Chirps: Nature's Thermometer

Rate this Article: 

Average: 4.1 (156 votes)
cricket pets

Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It's true! Here's the formula:

To convert cricket chirps to degrees Fahrenheit, count number of chirps in 14 seconds then add 40 to get temperature.

Example: 30 chirps + 40 = 70° F

To convert cricket chirps to degrees Celsius, count number of chirps in 25 seconds, divide by 3, then add 4 to get temperature.

Example: 48 chirps /(divided by) 3 + 4 = 20° C

On our kids' Web site in the summers, you can hear a cricket chirp change speed depending on the temperature you choose. Listen here.