Solar Radiometer: This little science fiction gadget spins its pinwheels when placed in sunlight. No batteries necessary!
Dimensions: W-4.25" x H-3.25" x L
Galileo Thermometer: In 1593, Galileo invented the rudimentary water thermoscope, which allowed temperature variations to be measured for the first time. A vessel containing bulbs of various mass, with individual numerical markings, the water's buoyancy changes with the temperature. Some bulbs will sink while others float; the lowest bulb indicating the correct temperature.
Sit back and watch this rainbow spectrum of glass orbs rise and fall-- who knew you could be dazzled by degrees? Includes metal tags presenting both Celsius and Fahrenheit, and a sturdy wooden base.
Many congratulations on your promotion! You deserve this more than anyone. I hope that this will serve as a vibrant desktop token to remind you of your achievement, and to make you smile on gloomy days.
Gift with: a book about Galileo, a microfiber cloth to keep the glass shining
Give to: A Mother who has a taste for eye-catching decor, a boss or colleague, a child who is interested in science
Occasion: housewarming, a colleague's promotionMaterials: Glass globe & wooden base
Dimensions: W-4.25" x H-3.25" x L-0"
Storm Glass: Originating as an invention of Darwin's HMS Beagle, this modernized barometer responds to atmoshperic flutuations to forecast the weather. Crystals held within the sealed glass chamber either cluster or disperse with changes in temperature or air pressure. Your own personal little weatherman!Materials: Glass chamber & solid beechwood base.
Dimensions: L 2.4" x W 5.5." x H 2.4"