Measuring temperature is no longer something we need to think about – it’s displayed in cars, on phones – almost everywhere! The Galileo Thermometer takes us back to a time when humankind was discovering things for the very first time!
Somewhere in the mid to late 1500’s, physicist Galileo Galilei discovered that the density of liquid changes according to temperature. The Galileo thermometer is an elegant demonstration of this theory. The weighted bulbs within the glass cylinder gently rise or fall according to this principle. Reading is simple – just read the silver tag on the lowest of the upper floating bulbs.
Of course, if you’re looking for an accurate temperature reading to point something of a degree, you’ll need to look elsewhere. But if you appreciate the beauty and wonder of the world around you, if you marvel at the incredible discoveries of those who came before, if you’re inspired by the courage and determination of those who paved the way for the advances of today – the Galileo Thermometer will be a simple and stylish reminder.
By the way, did you know Galileo never made any money from this invention?
A great idea for teachers, executives and science lovers – the Galileo Thermometer is about so much more than science!