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A scientist named Avicenna developed the first thermometer in the 11th century. Thermometers measure how much something expands or contracts at certain temperatures. Mercury, for example, makes a great choice to put in a thermometer because it is very sensitive to temperature.

  1. 1. What metal is very sensitive to heat?
    1. a. Mercury
    2. b. Alloy
    3. c. Steel
  2. 2. When was the first thermometer developed?
    1. a. 21st century
    2. b. 13th century
    3. c. 11th century
  3. 3. Who developed the first thermometer?
    1. a. Galileo
    2. b. Avicenna
    3. c. Einstein