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    Galileo Thermometer Experiments

      Galilean Thermometer Definition

      A Galileo thermometer is a thermometer made of a vertical sealed glass cylinder containing a transparent liquid and a few objects whose slighty different densities are designed to sink or float in sequence as the liquid is warmed or cooled by the surrounding environment and thus function as a temperature indicator.


      Credit: Ghewgill

      Background Information

    • Galilean Thermometer - Greg Hewgill [View Experiment]
    • Galileo thermometer - Wikipedia [View Experiment]
    • How does a Galileo thermometer work? [View Experiment]
    • Galileo thermometer: an historic account [View Experiment]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • How to make a galileo thermometer [View Experiment]
    • Galileo thermometer and Archimede's principle [View Experiment]
    • Could Galileo's Thermometer Be Adapted to Make a Simple Solar Water Pasteurization Indicator? [View Experiment]
    • Water Density Calculator as function of temperature and salinity [View Experiment]
    • Anomalous properties of water [View Experiment]
    • Exploration of a "Closed System": the Galileo Thermometer [View Experiment]
    • Kid's Activity: Galileo Thermometer [View Experiment]
    • Kinetic-Molecular Theory Meets Archimedes' Principle [View Experiment]
    • The Galileo thermometer: why do the bubbles float in the middle of the tube? [View Experiment]
    • Thermometers: Old and New [View Experiment]
    • Make a Galileo thermometer [View Experiment]
    • Two-liquid Cartesian diver [View Experiment]
    • Experiment with temperature, pressure, density, viscosity and the displacements that can arise from gradients in these properties. [View Experiment]
    • The Eclogite Engine: Chemical geodynamics as a Galileo Thermometer [View Experiment]
    • Thermometry experiment [View Experiment]
    • Relative density of water graph and Galileo thermometer [View Experiment]
    • The Galileo Thermometer as an analogy for the successful measurement of student achievement. [View Experiment]



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