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Q: Why is the thermometer used today insted of the thormoscope?
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Difference between laboratory and clinical thermometer?

A clinical thermometer is used to measure a human body, and the laboratory thermometer is used to boil water and other lab uses.

What is max thermometer and min thermometer?

An instrument used to find out the air temperature

What material is used for thermometer?

Mercury is used in thermometers. The mercury is the red substance in the thermometer that rises when you put it in your mouth.

Whats the difference of fever thermometer and laboratory thermometer?

fever thermometer is used by the doctors and they are adjusted to body temperature whereas lab thermometer is adjusted to liquid temperature

How do you tell how hot or cold something is?

use a thermometer.We can feel how hot or cold something is. However, sometimes things are just too hot or cold for us to feel safely. At other times we need to know exactly how hot or cold something is. When we need to measure temperature correctly we need to use an instrument called a thermometer. This measures temperature in degrees Celsius [sometimes called centigrade] or degrees Fahrenheit. There are different types of thermometers for different situations. A medical thermometer, for example, needs to be very accurate. It measures in fractions of degrees. When we are ill, even tiny changes in temperature are important. Some thermometers use a liquid that moves up a very fine glass tube. Most room thermometers, and outdoor thermometers are like this. The liquid is either mercury [ which is poisonous] or coloured alcohol. As liquids get warmer they expand [get bigger], and move up the tube. Water expands too, but not as much as alcohol and mercury. Thermometers that might be used by small children are not made of glass. They use a digital display which lights up the temperature. Inside the displays are chemicals that change colour according to the temperature.

Related questions

What are the two main types of thermometer used today?

clinical thermometer and lab thermometer

What type of thermometer is widley used in science classrooms today?

The one where you use your mum

A device used to display the temperature?

a thermometer thermometer a thermometer

What is the thermometer used for?

a thermometer is a device that is used to measure temperature.

Sumerian scribes used what insted of pencils?


Is saying BLOODY swearing?

no its used insted of swearing

What is the most used thermometer?

Clinical Thermometer

What instrument is used to measure temperature of cup of tea?


A piece of electronic equipment used to measure temperatures?

A thermometer.

How is a thermometer able to measure air?

a barometer is used to measure the air pressure, not a thermometer! A thermometer is used to measure the temperature.

The use of thermometer?

the thermometer is used to measure the temperatures.

What greek inventions are still used today?

There are many Greek inventions that are still used today. Some of these include the alarm clock, central heating, the thermometer, maps, cannons, as well as wheelbarrows.