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Who wrote science law 'for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'?

Newton Click to see the answer

Which science term means the rate of change of velocity?

Acceleration

What is the name of the process for isolating animals recently arrived from overseas to prevent disease?

Quarantine

Which mathematician first said the world wasn't flat, but a sphere?

Pythagoras

What comes after 'double' in the name of a common drug testing method?

Blind

Silicosis, caused by high levels of silicon, affects which organ of the body?

Lung

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Which theory says that the most simplest explanation is properly the right one?

Occam's Razor Click to see the answer

Sedimentary rocks like limestone and chalk are largely composed of which element?

Calcium

How many pairs of chromosomes do most people have?

23

Which living creature is the constellation Aquila named after?

Eagle

Thermal decomposition means breaking down using what?

Heat

Equinology is the study of which animal?

Horse

What is the name of the sugar stored in the body for energy?

Glucose

Which organ is located at the top of the neck?

Larynx

What is the side of the triangle opposite the right angle, according to Pythagoras?

Hypotenuse

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Which is the lightest of all the metallic elements?

Lithium Click to see the answer

What is haemotology the study of?

Blood

Which term in maths means without end or limits?

Infinity

What is the name for the product of a combustion reaction?

Oxide

Waxing Gibbous refers to which celestial body?

Moon

How many fundamental states of matter are there?

3

Isaac Newton was born in which century?

17th

What word means how heavy something is, given its volume?

Density

The chemical symbol Na, from the Latin Natrium, is for which element?

Sodium

Aqua Regia is used to dissolve which metal?

Gold

Which element is also known as quicksilver?

Mercury

What was the first name of famous physicist Rutherford?

Ernest

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In which year did man last land on the moon?

1972 Click to see the answer

Which word means relating to motion?

Kinetic

What is the name of the yellow-green digestive fluid produced by your liver?

Bile

Which science term means to check the accuracy of equipment?

Calibrate

Which animal has the longest gestation period?

Elephant

Which layer of the earth is under the crust, but above the core?

Mantle

Which scientist developed the idea of natural selection?

Charles Darwin

Bauxite is the raw material used to make which metal?

Aluminium

What is the name of a force causing movement?

Propulsion

What did physicist Alessandro Volta discover?

Electrical Current

Which chemical is also known as quicksilver?

Mercury

Which element, originally called hydragyrum, has the symbol Hg?

Mercury

What is the name for a pivot on which a lever turns?

Fulcrum

Pollinate is a verb used to describe the fertilisation of which objects?

Plants

What is measured with a geiger counter?

Radioactivity

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Squirrel, Proboscis and Tamarin are types of which animal?

Monkey Click to see the answer

Which science term means an observation which differs from expectations?

Anomaly

What is the name of the change of state from solid to liquid?

Melting

What is the first name of particle physics expert Professor Cox?

Brian

Fission is used to generate which sort of power?

Nuclear

Sound travels how many times faster in water than in air?

4

Which pigment in the skin gives color?

Melanin

Kalium is the Latin name for which chemical element?

Potassium

Cystic Fibrosis affects which organ of the body?

Lungs

The test for which gas is that it turns limewater milky?

Carbon Dioxide

What type of energy is possessed by a body in motion?

Kinetic

Capillary action refers to the movement of which substance?

Liquids

How is hydropower generated?

Water

Which scientist wrote 'A Brief History of Time'?

Stephen Hawking

What does the P stand for in the chemical PVC?

Poly

What is the name of the fundamental unit of temperature?

Kelvin

A hurricane is defined as winds with speeds over how many miles per hour?

73 mph

Copper is named after which island in the Mediterranean?

Cyprus

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What would you measure with a chronometer?

Time Click to see the answer

Dr Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for which disease?

Polio

What word means the wearing away of land by water or wind?

Erosion

What comes after 'dry' for the solid form of carbon dioxide?

Ice

What is the proper chemical name for marsh gas?

Methane

What is the name for the bones which make up the spine?

Vertebrae

Which biological term means without a spine?

Invertebrate

What does the Beaufort Scale measure?

Wind Speed

Which of the three states of matter can be compressed?

Gas

The early plastic called Bakelite was patented in which year?

1907

Sb is the chemical symbol for which element?

Antimony

What is mass divided by density?

Volume

What does the U stand for in UV light?

Ultra

How many poles does a magnet have?

2

Which type of rock is formed under huge amounts of heat or pressure?

Metamorphic

What connects muscle to bone?

Tendon

What scientific term means something which can be bent and shaped?

Malleable

What transparent glass object is used for separating light?

Prism

Electrical components can be connected in series or in what?

Parallel

What name do we give to the purple variety of quartz?

Amethyst

How many Laws of Thermodynamics are there?

3

What is the addictive chemical in tobacco?

Nicotine

Where in the body would you find alveoli?

Lungs

Which is the lightest element in the periodic table?

Hydrogen

Heliocentric means putting which celestial body at the center?

Sun

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, is in which country?

Switzerland

What disease is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D?

Rickets

What substance are nails made from?

Keratin

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How many officially recognised constellations are there?

88 Click to see the answer

Lobate Scarps are a feature of which planet?

Mercury

What is somnology the study of?

Sleep

How many years is it said to take Jupiter to orbit the Sun?

11

Which gas makes up 90% of household natural gas?

Methane

The distance between the Sun and the Earth is roughly how many times the Sun's diameter?

100

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Selenology is the scientific study of what?

Moon Click to see the answer

Which term means heat transfer through the movement of a fluid?

Convection

The Cassini-Huygens probe was sent to visit which planet?

Saturn

In 1693 Giovanni Zupi observed that which planet actually orbited the sun?

Mercury

Atlas is a moon of which planet?

Saturn

Robert Goddard is a scientist mostly associated with what?

Rocketry

How many constellations of stars represent the zodiac?

12

Fluorine, chlorine and iodine are in which element group?

Halogens

In July 2018, the Italian Space Agency detected what on Mars?

Liquid Water

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Callisto and Io are moons that orbit which planet?

Jupiter Click to see the answer

What is the name given to the outer layer of the earth?

Crust

Electrolysis is the process of getting hydrogen and oxygen from which substance?

Water

What is the unit to measure electrical resistance?

Ohm

What word means the relative reactivity of an element?

Valency

Jupiter is what numbered planet from the Sun?

5th

Which planet in the solar system is named after the Roman God of merchants, travellers and thieves?

Mercury

What type of kinetic energy is stored in a coiled spring?

Elastic

Ganymede is a moon which orbits which planet?

Jupiter

What is mass multiplied by acceleration?

Force

What was the surname of Michael, a British scientist who developed the laws of electrolysis?

Faraday

The constellation Orion is depicted in the Greek Mythology as?

A Great Hunter

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What is the name for a chemical which can bind two incompatible substances like water and oil?

Emulsifier Click to see the answer

Mimas is a moon of which planet?

Saturn

What is the outermost layer of skin called?

Epidermis

Telesto is a moon of which planet?

Saturn

What is the scientific name for a substance which promotes drying?

Dessicant

Hyperion is a moon of which planet?

Saturn

Janus is a moon of which planet?

Saturn

The Cerberus Fossae is found on which planet?

Mars

Johann Schroter spotted 20km Mountains on which plant in 1800?

Mercury

How many men crewed Apollo 11 when it landed on the moon in 1969?

3

Galileo first observed the rings of which planet in 1610?

Saturn

What is the scientific name for a drug derived from poppies?

Opiates

The creation of our universe is said to have started with which theory?

Big Bang

Enzymes are made from strings of which type of acids?

Amino

What do you get by multiplying velocity and mass together?

Momentum

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Scientist Leo Hendrik Baekeland who invented bakelite was from which European country?

Belgium Click to see the answer

Noachis Terra is a period of which planets history?

Mars

What was the name of the particle discovered at CERN in 2012?

Higgs Boson

What is the first name of popular space scientist Professor Cox?

Brian

What is the SI unit of thermodynamic temperature?

Kelvin

The Borealis Basin can be found on which planet?

Mars

Skathi is a moon of which planet?

Saturn

Enzymes in the body assist with which process?

Digestion

In 1631 Pierre Gassendi made the first telescopic observation of which planet?

Mercury

How many earth days does it take for Mars to Orbit the sun?

668

In which modern day country is the Chernobyl power station, which exploded in 1986?

Ukraine

Where in the body would you find leukocytes?

Blood

In which Asian country could you visit the world's largest science center or museum?

China

What is the name of molecules produced by living organisms that help biochemical reactions?

Enzymes

Which famous scientist joined the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey in 1933?

Einstein

Phobos is a moon of which planet?

Mars

Complete the name of a famous feature on Mercury 'The Caloris _____'?

Basin

Henri Becquerel is famous for his work in which field of science?

Radioactivity

Kepler came up with his three laws of planetary motion in which century?

17th

Astronomers observe the sky from what named building?

Observatory

The Greek letter 'rho', which looks like p, is used as the symbol for what?

Density

Pan is a moon of which planet?

Saturn

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Which planet boasts the largest moon in the solar system?

Jupiter Click to see the answer

Triton orbits which planet?

Neptune

Which planet is best known for its rings?

Saturn

Which planet is referred to as being Cronian?

Saturn

What comprises 42% of Mercury?

Molecular Oxygen

Which space probe landed on Mars in June 1999?

Pathfinder

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Which plant is orbited by the moon of Proteus?

Neptune Click to see the answer

Which planet is known as The Bringer of Old Age?

Saturn

What is the name of the largest mountain on Mars?

Olympus Mons

Which name is given to the collection of Jupiter's 4 largest moons?

Galilean Moons

Which planet takes around 668 days to orbit the Sun?

Mars

The Orionids meteor shower peaks during which month?

October

Which planet takes 29 Earth years to orbit the Sun?

Saturn

Which planet is the second largest planet in the Solar System?

Saturn

Which planet shares its name with a popular chocolate bar?

Mars

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Which planet has the second largest moon in the Solar System?

Saturn Click to see the answer

Which planet in our solar system is the slowest orbiting planet?

Neptune

Which planet in our solar system has the greatest average density?

Earth

Which planet has a day which lasts the equivalent of 176 Earth Days?

Mercury

Which planet has a 'Great Dark Spot'?

Neptune

Which planet is known as the Red Planet?

Mars

Which astronomer first calculated the orbit of a comet

Edmund Halley

Which planet has a moon named Amalthea?

Jupiter

Which planet is given its reddish appearance by Iron Oxide?

Mars

What protective layer surrounds Earth?

Ozone

Which of these planets does not have a satellite?

Venus

What was the first US Space Shuttle to fly in space?

Colombia

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Which of the planets is the second largest of the 'gas giants'?

Saturn Click to see the answer

Which planet is named after the Roman God of the Sea?

Neptune

Which planet in our solar system takes about 225 days to orbit the sun?

Venus

Which planet has an astronomical signal that is a trident?

Neptune

Which of these is known as the Red Planet?

Mars

What gives the 'Red Planet', Mars its redness?

Iron oxide

Which planet has the largest dust storms in the solar system?

Mars

Which planet possess a ring entitled Egalite 1?

Neptune

The Rover Spirit was sent to which planet?

Mars

What planet comes between Mercury and Earth?

Venus

Which planet is the smallest of the 'Gas giants'?

Neptune

What was the first artificial satellite to be launched in to space by the USSR?

Sputnik 1

Who made the first spacewalk ever?

Alexei Leonov

Which planet is fifth closest to the Sun?

Jupiter

Which planet is name after the Roman God of Wealth?

Saturn

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