Galileo Thermometer

Procedure: 

The Galileo termometro lento contains "floats" each with a slightly different specific gravity that is accurate to a few thousandth of a gram.  Since specific gravity is temperature dependent each float  is subject to a change in temperature.  To demonstrate its sensitivity to temperature, warm it by grasping it in the middle with your hands.  Over time the floats will start to move.

 

 

To schedule a demonstration, please send an email to the demonstration lab.

 

Contact:

Eric Camp

Lecture Demonstration Technician

Bagley Hall 171

(206) 543-1606

ericcamp@uw.edu

 

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