Galileo Globe Thermometer

Colorful glass bulbs rise or sink when the temperature of the room (and the liquid) changes.

$25.00

Science is Hot

Pop quiz: A liquid's density changes in proportion to its what? C: (always choose C) Temperature. You can thank Galileo for that discovery—one that was so cool someone turned it into a thermometer. Colorful glass bulbs in different weights rise or sink when the temperature of the room (and the liquid) changes, creating subtle lava lamp-style movement. They also feature tags for both Fahrenheit and Celsius. While most versions of this thermometer are cylindrical, this design is circular and sits on a handsome wood base, making it a distinct desktop conversation starter. Made in China.

Made from
glass, beech wood, steel, alcohol, water
Measurements
4.25" H x 3.25" dia.
Ingredients
Care
wipe clean with a damp cloth
Item ID
44855

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Beautiful- but very small

5

Beautiful and simple, fits in palm of hand. Very pretty gift that does not take up a lot of room.

Ohio

Perfect gift

5

My daughter is a teacher besides a passionate scientist. I am not sure whether the globe will be kept at home or go to school. It is decorative yet, very useful

Arlington

true

I would definitely purchase again

4

The globe is beautiful and the gift recipient loves it however, the globe doesn't fit into the wood base. Is she supposed to remove the plastic ring in the wood base?

NYC

true

Interesting thermometer

4

I hope this will be a hit in the Yankee Swap.

New Haven, CT

true

Maybe it will be useful in the fall?!

3

This is a very attractive design from good quality materials; however, I suspect that the globe shape (rather than the traditional tall cylinder) renders it less functional. It has been consistently over 75F, so we haven't seen it do anything yet; the markers remain crowded in the bottom. Somewhat anticlimactic for my son who has wanted one for at least a year, but maybe better luck in the fall? And possibly better outside if your home maintains a continuous climate.

Virginia

false

Looks nice but does not work well

2

looks nice but impossible to read temperature

New Jersey

false

GREAT SUPER SUPRISE GIFT!!!!

5

It is really cool jut to look at. and a wonderful gift for my cool son!!!!!

Phoenix, Az

true

Galileo Globe Thermometer

4.0 7

66.7

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