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  1. A: Bulb containing mercury attached to a glass tube of narrow diameter. Thermometer has Celsius scale with 0-100 degree range.

    B: Protective cardboard tube for the thermometer (not digitized).

    Partial immersion…

  2. While its mineral name is halite, this substance is also commonly known as rock salt. Rock salt is composed of sodium chloride, an essential compound the human body uses to absorb nutrients and maintain blood pressure.

  3. Olivine is a mineral with a distinct green color and granular-shaped crystals. It is one of the first minerals to cool and crystallize from magma. Recently, olivine has been used as an alternative to silica sand and…

  4. Calcite is one of the most widely used minerals. It is primarily composed of the chemical compound calcium carbonate. Calcite is also often used in demonstrations of double refraction, in which light is split into two…

  5. Fluorite (also called fluorspar) is the crystal form of the inorganic compound calcium fluoride. The term "fluorescence," a type of luminescence by a substance that has absorbed light or radiation, is derived from this…

  6. Barium (atomic symbol Ba) is an alkaline Earth metal. Barite (also spelled baryte) is a mineral composed of barium sulfate. It is used in paints, inks, paper, and rubber. It is also used in radiology for diagnostic…

  7. Boron (atomic symbol B), a naturally occuring Earth element, was first isolated by Sir Humphry Davy and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis Jacques Thénard in 1808. Tourmaline is a boron silicate. Opaque and black in…

  8. Amazonite is a potassium-based blue-green variety of microcline feldspar. Its color may be an indication of the presence of iron or lead. Amazonite has been used as a decorative gemstone in statues and jewelry.

  9. Celestine is a mineral with a light blue color. It is a source of the element strontium (atomic symbol Sr). Strontium compounds are commonly used in fireworks, fluorescent lights, and dyes and paints.

    • circa 1964 – 1968

    Used to create silicon ingots for use in the semiconductor industry, this crystal puller consists of two main parts, the furnace and the puller: the furnace is cylindrical and located at the bottom of the instrument, it…

  10. Round silver aluminum necklace consisting of numerous triangular shaped pieces arranged in an overlapping pattern; hook and eye clasp are attached via thread to the main body of the necklace.

  11. Distillation is a method of separating chemical substances based on differences in their volatilities in a boiling liquid mixture. A distilled beverage is a liquid meant for consumption containing ethyl alcohol…

    • 1752

    Bowls like this one were used to catch the blood released by bleeding. The appearance of blood was a useful diagnostic tool for physicians, who examined it for clues about the body's internal state. This large bowl was…

    • 1 – 200

    Translucent green, glass round-bottomed vase with heavy rainbow luster throughout. Base of the vase is round and then attaches to a vertical tube in the center, top of the tube has an ornamental curved design that…

    • 1997 – 2011

    Small cylindrical plastic white bottle with safety cap used for holding pills. Medicine bottle is empty.