Choosing Better Supplies

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Three Things An Industrial Adjustable Thermometer Can Do That A Weather Thermometer Can't


When you are exploring thermometers for a variety of science class purposes, do you choose a weather thermometer, or an industrial adjustable thermometer? Both can tell you how cold or hot something is up to a hundred-plus degrees and down to the freezing point of water. However, there are some things the industrial thermometer can do that a weather thermometer cannot.

Boiling Point and Beyond

Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather thermometer does not go that high, but the industrial thermometer does. Industrial thermometers are often used to boil liquids and dissolve solids. This type of thermometer can measure boiling temps and above to around 240-250 degrees Fahrenheit. Any science experiments you conduct in your classroom can be illustrated better by the temperature measurements on an industrial thermometer.

Pivoting Base Lets Others Watch the Rise in Temperature

You do not have to see the temp of whatever it is you are melting, boiling, or igniting. Your students do. Your hands stay clear of the experiment and the heat while the industrial thermometer adjusts and pivots toward your students. They can watch the steady or quick rise of the mercury in the thermometer until it can no longer climb or fail to climb. A weather thermometer cannot adjust, swing or pivot around, and it requires that you put your hands too close to the fire or the heat.

Zero-out the Industrial Thermometer

The one drawback to an industrial thermometer is that you cannot get a temp reading for anything colder than thirty degrees Fahrenheit. At rest in a typical classroom, the thermometer will register a temperature above the thirty degrees. It may even register the temperature of the classroom. If you need the thermometer to "zero-out" and drop to the lowest temperature before you introduce it in an experiment, you can have the thermometer lay in a bucket of ice for a few minutes, warm slightly to prevent cracking when introduced to the hot substance, and then watch it climb.

The One Thing a Weather Thermometer Does Better

Really, the only thing a weather thermometer does better than an industrial adjustable thermometer is register extreme cold. The weather thermometer can take the extreme cold of dry ice for a short time, showing just how cold a block of dry ice is. If you are going to conduct science experiments in your classroom where extreme cold is explored and discussed, the weather thermometer is the better option. Hot experiments need the industrial thermometer.


10 July 2017