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Fitzroy's Teardrop Storm Glass

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A sculptural twist on a historical device that allows you to forecast the weather by observing the appearance of crystals in the glass teardrop.

Have you ever forgotten your umbrella on a rainy day and thought "If only I had an amazing historical weather forecasting device"? Well worry no more, for the Fitzroy’s Teardrop Storm Glass takes the guess work out of weather prediction.

  • $99.00
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  • Weight
    1.06 kg

This beautifully hand blown glass teardrop vessel contains a solution including distilled water, ethanol, potassium nitrate, ammonium chloride and camphor. The delicate glass form is held in place by a sculptural black stand.

Simply place the Storm Glass in an area of your home that is not subject to sudden temperature changes and observe the constantly changing crystal formations. How the storm glass really works is a mystery, but some explanations include changes in temperature and the effects of electricity across the glass. Developed by Admiral Fitzroy in the early 1800s, the Fitzroy Storm Glass was used by sailors to forecast good weather and foreboding conditions at sea.

Each storm glass is made from hand blown glass and is not intended as a toy. Please handle with care and keep out of reach of children. This stylish weather station is a great gift for a science lover, or a great way to learn about chemistry, weather, and the atmosphere at home.

Teardrop Glass form size: 200 x 100mm

Storm Glass stand size: 130 x 25mm

Packaging size: 150 x 150 x 340mm

This product makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.  


Content Descriptor

Year 5 - ACSSU077

Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways 

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