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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UncommonGoodsGalileo Globe Thermometer
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful- but very small

By 

from Ohio

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Delicate and beautiful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Galileo Globe Thermometer:

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

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect gift

      By 

      from Arlington

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Large Rooms
        • Outside
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Galileo Globe Thermometer:

        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

        Service and delivery comments:

        Comes well packed

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would definitely purchase again

        By 

        from NYC

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Comments about UncommonGoods Galileo Globe Thermometer:

        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?

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Interesting thermometer

        By 

        from New Haven, CT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Small Rooms

          Comments about UncommonGoods Galileo Globe Thermometer:

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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Maybe it will be useful in the fall?!

          By 

          from Virginia

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Narrow range of temperatures

          Best Uses

          • Needs variable environment
          • Outside

          Comments about UncommonGoods Galileo Globe Thermometer:

          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.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Very efficient delivery, carefully packed

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Looks nice but does not work well

          By 

          from New Jersey

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Galileo Globe Thermometer:

              looks nice but impossible to read temperature

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT SUPER SUPRISE GIFT!!!!

              By 

              from Phoenix, Az

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Gifts
                • Large Rooms
                • Small Rooms

                Comments about UncommonGoods Galileo Globe Thermometer:

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

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great delivery perfect timing.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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