The base of a Galileo thermometer is filled with regular water. The colored orbs inside of the thermometer are glass bubbles filled with colored water. More »

A Galileo thermometer is a sealed glass tube consisting of water and colored glass spheres filled with liquid and connected to metal tags. Each glass sphere and metal tag possesses a different density and represents a ce... More » Science Measurements

To read a thermometer, keep the thermometer in a vertical position so the liquid in the tube is upright. Keep eyes level with the top of the liquid in the tube. Avoid over-handling the thermometer as heat from another ob... More » Science Measurements

Calibrate a thermometer by filling a container with finely crushed ice and water, stirring the mixture and immersing the stem of the thermometer at least 2 inches into the water without touching the sides or bottom of th... More »

Eight standard glasses of water are equivalent to nearly two liters of liquid. Generally, the size of a standard glass of water is 8 ounces. A liter is 33.814 fluid ounces. More »

Converting 385 milliliters to grams requires knowledge of the liquid being measured, but if the liquid is pure water, the conversion is 1-to-1 making 385 milliliters 385 grams. More »

A pyrometer is a thermometer specifically designed to indirectly measure heat. Originally, a pyrometer was meant to measure the temperature of objects above incandescence by way of their visible radiation. Modern pyromet... More »