Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Okay...chemistry students...

Your assignment is straightforward. Read the linked article in this posting about thermometers and make an intelligent comment about it. Even a question or something you'd like to know more about after reading it.

A great short story on the history of the thermometer from's pretty good. And short.


  1. I found it interesting that the thermometer was invented that long ago. And what was the difference between the alcohol and mercury?

  2. Student 8-3 Says:
    Interesting. I had never noticed that Boiling and Freezing in Farenheit have a 180 degree difference.

  3. This article was interesting, I didn't know there were more than 30 different kinds of degree.

  4. Finding a standard for a point of reference would be very hard I think because of the boiling points of things changing with altitude. 15-3

  5. Period 4, #5

    This is actually pretty cool, thanks! It was really interesting, who knew all those people worked so hard for something we take for granted.