Science Trivia Questions #30Printable Science Trivia Quiz
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What is the proper term for the layer of earth found between the crust and the outer core?
c. Inner Core
Mantle - The thickest part of the Earth, the mantle is approximately 2,880 km thick.
Which element is represented by Na?
Sodium - Sodium is number eleven on the periodic table.
Varieties of this bird include the grasshopper, reed and marsh.
Warbler - The sedge is another variety of the warbler.
Known as the father of nuclear physics, which of these men is credited with splitting the atom?
a. Sir John Percy
b. Sir Henry Adams
c. Sir William King
d. Sir Ernest Rutherford
Sir Ernest Rutherford - Sir Ernest Rutherford was born in New Zealand in 1871.
Where would you find your triceps?
a. The upper arm
c. The lower back
d. Lower leg
The upper arm - The triceps control a lot of the elbow movement.
What does the acronym "FM" stand for on your radio?
a. Frequency meter
b. Fifteenth modulation
c. Frequency modulation
d. Fast meter
Frequency modulation - The acronym AM stands for amplitude modulation.
Which of these organs filters foreign substances out of the blood?
Spleen - The spleen is about the size of your fist.
What is the boiling point for grain or ethanol alcohol?
173F - 173F is about 78C. Methanol alcohol boils at 151F.
Which planet from our solar system has the shortest day?
Jupiter - A day on Jupiter lasts about 9 hours and fifty-five minutes.
Who is credited with inventing the aqualung in 1943?
a. Leonardo di Vinci
b. William Sturgeon
c. Jacques Cousteau
d. Nikola Tesla
Jacques Cousteau - Cousteau developed the aqualung with Emile Gagman.
Who is often referred to as the “Father of the atomic bomb”?
a. Nicolas Cugnot
b. Christian Huygens
c. Enrico Fermi
d. Karl Whilliem
Enrico Fermi - Enrico Fermi was an Italian physicist who is known for his work in nuclear and quantum physics.
Where would you find an anvil, a stirrup and a hammer?
a. A radio
b. The ear
c. The foot
d. A battery
The ear - Other parts of the ear include the pinna and the eardrum.
What is oxygen's atomic number?
8 - Hydrogen atomic number is 1.
Sir Frank Whittle is best-known for inventing what?
a. Flour mill
c. Machine gun
d. Turbojet engine
Turbojet engine - Sir Frank Whittle was a member of the RAF.
Often used for theatrical effects, what is dry ice?
a. Carbon dioxide
c. Nitrous oxide
d. Ammonium sulfate
Carbon dioxide - Dry ice is sometimes called cardice.
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