ERIC Number: EJ1143100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Galileo Chain Thermometer
Ucke, C.; Schlichting, H. J.
Physics Education, v52 n4 Article 045012 Jul 2017
This relatively rare thermometer has a rather unusual display: lower temperatures are located at the top of the scale, higher ones at the bottom. A sphere on a chain floats in a suitable liquid, sinking at high temperatures when the density of the liquid decreases and rising in the increased density at low temperatures. With reasonable effort and experimental dexterity, you can construct this thermometer yourself using ordinary materials.
Descriptors: Measurement Equipment, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Physics, Water, Hands on Science
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