While the majority of thermometer manufacturers no longer make mercury thermometers as of March 2015, a few manufacturers still produce them for industrial or laboratory use. Many states, including California, Massachuse... More »

The amount of mercury in a thermometer is about 3 grams. A mercury thermometer is used to measure the body temperature. More »

Liquid thermometers contain either mercury, alcohol or mineral spirits. Mercury thermometers, which are not widely used any longer as of 2015 due to the toxic nature of the element, have a silver liquid in them. Alcohol ... 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 »

Measurements play an important role in daily life because they are useful to do basic tasks, such as take a child's temperature with a thermometer, make time estimations, measure out medicine and find weights, areas and ... More »

A bimetallic strip thermometer is a mechanical thermometer that is commonly used for its temperature control. This type of thermometer is robust, simple and has a wide temperature range. It contains two strips that are b... More »

According to Dictionary.com, a thermometer is used to measure temperature. A thermometer is often a sealed glass tube containing a column of liquid mercury. The mercury expands, contracts, falls or rises in accordance wi... More »