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The Challenge: Make a Thermometer

Kathy and Jonathan testing the thermometersBoth the glass thermometer and resistance thermometer were successful, however, the glass thermometer was more sensitive to changes in temperature.

Web Links

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How Thermometers Work on the How Stuff Works website

Thermometers and Thermostats by Louis A. Bloomfield on the How Things Work, Virginia University site

About Temperature on the Unidata site

Wheatstone Bridges on the Engineering Fundamentals site

Wheatstone Bridge on the Mississippi State University Physics Department site

The Wheatstone Bridge from a site about Sir Charles Wheatstone


Advanced Physics by Tom Duncan, John Murray 2000; ISBN: 0719576695

A History of the Thermometer and Its Uses in Meteorology by W. E. Knowles Middleton, ) Johns Hopkins University Press, 1966; ISBN: 0801871530

The Construction of a Thermometer by James Six, Nimbus Publishing Ltd,1980; ISBN: 0950703605