Why does the bulb of a thermometer have the thinnest glass?

Answer In a regular glass bulb thermometer, the long glass tube, or capillary, marked out with the temperature measurements is constructed of thicker glass than the small bulb at the bottom. To understand... Read More »

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Is an electronic thermometer better than a glass thermometer for patients?

On One Hand: Glass Thermometers Are Reliable and Less ExpensiveGlass thermometers give accurate readings. They are also usually less expensive than digital thermometers, since glass thermometers ju... Read More »

How long does a glass thermometer take to read?

Hold the clean bulb end of a thermometer under the tongue for approximately three minutes before reading. For children younger than five, place in armpit and hold child's arm to his side. Wait thre... Read More »

Does a candy thermometer&a meat thermometer measure temperatures in the same increments?

No. Dial or standard candy thermometers often have one- to five-degree increments due to the specificity of temperatures required in candy making. Meat thermometers generally range between five- an... Read More »

Does a forehead thermometer read higher or lower than a rectal thermometer on a 2 month old baby?

At all ages rectal temperature is higher than skin temperature.