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1. Which planet is known as the ‘Red Planet’?
2. What is the largest mammal in the world?
3. Which metal is liquid at room temperature?
4. What planet is famous for its big red spot on it?
5. What does DNA stand for?
6. Who was the first person to propose the heliocentric model of the solar system?
7. What is the largest bird in the world?
8. What was the name of the first artificial satellite launched into space?
9. Name one sea creature that can regenerate its lost limb?
10. Who is known as the father of modern chemistry?
11. What man-made radioactive element is used in most smoke detectors?
12. Which is the most abundant gas in the Earth’s atmosphere?
13. Who is the scientist behind the theory of relativity?
14. What do you call a scientist who studies rocks?
15. A day on what planet is longer than a year on Earth?
16. Which element is represented by the symbol ‘K’ in the periodic table?
17. Who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone?
18. What is the study of fungi called?
19. What is the primary purpose of red blood cells in our body?
20. Which planet is the hottest in the solar system?
21. In which unit is the electric power of an appliance measured?
22. Name the force that causes objects to fall to the ground?
23. What is the most abundant mineral in the human body?
24. Who formulated the three laws of motion?
25. Which gas causes the greenhouse effect on Earth?
26. Can you guess what a baby kangaroo is called?
27. Which planet in our solar system has the most rings?
28. What is the name of the phenomenon when the moon blocks the sun?
29. Name the scientist known for her pioneering work on radioactivity?
30. What is the chemical symbol for gold?
31. What part of a plant conducts photosynthesis?
32. Which sea animal has the longest lifespan?
33. Where is the smallest bone in your body located?
34. Which gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere?
35. Which mammal is known to have the best sense of smell?
36. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
37. Which planet is known as the morning star or evening star?
38. What is the main gas found in the sun?
39. Which multi-limbed sea creature has blue blood?
40. What is the largest organ inside the human body?
41. Which large bird is known for its elaborate courtship dance?
42. How many bones does an adult human have?
43. What is the smallest planet in our solar system?
44. Which animal is known as the king of the jungle?
45. What is the densest planet in our solar system?
46. What is the name of the rover that landed on Mars in 2021?
47. Which Asian fruit is banned in some places because it can be quite stinky?
48. What is the most common blood type in humans?
49. Which animal has a heart that weighs about 15 pounds?
50. Who discovered the circulation of blood in the human body?
51. What is the brightest star in the night sky?
52. Which planet is often referred to as the ‘twin’ of Earth?
53. What is the largest desert on Earth?
54. Which coniferous tree is known to live the longest?
55. What is the primary gas that trees release into the air?
56. Which planet rotates on its side?
57. What is the largest freshwater lake by volume?
58. What phenomenon can you see in the Northern Hemisphere that involves natural light displays?
59. What is the primary molecule found in natural rubber?
60. Who is known as the ‘Father of Genetics’?
61. What is the smallest bone in the human body?
62. Which animal has the longest gestation period?
63. What is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust?
64. What does the “T” in “T-Rex” stand for?
65. Which scientist introduced the idea of natural selection?
66. What symbol represents the element “sulfur” written on the periodic table?
67. Which organ in the human body produces insulin?
68. What is the study of weather called?
69. Which planet has the most similar day length to Earth?
70. Name the most reactive natural metal, which is a liquid at room temperature.
71. What is the largest species of shark?
72. Which gas makes up about 78% of Earth’s atmosphere?
73. What is the only planet in our solar system not named after a god or goddess?
74. What is the process by which plants make their own food using sunlight?
75. What components of the blood are responsible for causing clotting?
76. In what part of the body would you find the femur bone?
77. What is the largest planet in our solar system?
78. What is the main purpose of white blood cells?
79. Which element is known as the “lightest metal”?
80. What does the “C” stand for in “E=mc^2”?
81. Name the world’s largest reef system?
82. Which chemical element has the symbol ‘Na’?
83. How many chambers does a human heart have?
84. Which mammal is capable of true flight?
85. What country is the platypus native to?
86. What is the name given to substances that are initially involved in a chemical reaction?
87. Which vitamin is produced when our skin is exposed to sunlight?
88. What do you call a group of fish?
89. What is the chemical formula for water?
90. Which planet is known as the ‘dwarf planet’?
91. What is the study of plants called?
92. What is the primary purpose of the hairs in our nostrils?
93. Which bird can hover in mid-air and fly backwards?
94. What is the largest type of penguin?
95. What important medical breakthrough did Edward Jenner develop?
96. Which planet is closest in size to Earth?
97. What is the chemical NaCl commonly known as?
98. Which organ is responsible for detoxifying chemicals and producing bile?
99. What is the most abundant protein in the human body?
100. What is the only planet in our solar system that rotates clockwise?
101. Which planet has a storm known as the “Great Dark Spot”?
102. What part of a tree gives clues to how old the tree is?
103. Name the element represented by “Pb” on the periodic table.
104. What is the name of the galaxy we live in?
105. What is the freezing point of water in Fahrenheit?
106. Which blood group is known as the universal donor?
107. What is the world’s largest active volcano, located in Hawaii?
108. What kind of sunrays are blocked by the ozone layer?
109. What is the name of the process by which caterpillars transform into butterflies?
110. Which metal is heavier, gold or silver?
111. What type of sugar is found in fruits?
112. What name is given to animals that only eat plants?
113. Which planet has the shortest day of all planets in our solar system?
114. What is the main gas in a neon light?
115. What is the chemical symbol for iron?
116. Who proposed the laws of motion and universal gravitation?
117. True or false? Hydrochloric acid can be found in the human body.
118. Which bird is capable of rotating its head up to 270 degrees?
119. Which planet is known as the gas giant?
120. How long does it take light from the sun to reach Earth?
121. What kind of bond involves the sharing of electron pairs between atoms?
122. Which gas is often used in balloons and makes your voice sound higher?
123. What is the largest moon of Saturn?
124. How many pairs of chromosomes are in the human body?
125. What is the common name for ascorbic acid?
126. How does yeast make bread rise?
127. Which planet is named after the Roman god of war?
128. What is the process by which a liquid turns into a gas?
129. What element is represented by the chemical symbol ‘Cu’?
130. Which part of the cell is responsible for producing energy?
131. What is the smallest and most abundant white blood cell type in humans?
132. Who is credited with the development of the polio vaccine?
133. Which celestial body is known as Earth’s natural satellite?
134. In which layer of the Earth’s atmosphere does most of the weather occur?
135. What substance is nails made of?
136. Which mammal is famously known for laying eggs?
137. What is the most common element in the Earth’s crust?
138. Which planet is known as the “wanderer”?
139. In which part of a tree does water transport primarily occur?
140. What phenomenon occurs on two objects when they are rubbed together?
141. Which planet is known for its blue color?
142. What is the name for the innermost layer of the Earth?
143. What do you call a scientist who studies earthquakes?
144. Which marine mammal holds the record for having the longest migration route?
145. Which blood group is known as the universal recipient?
146. Which element found in bleach is a gas at room temperature?
147. Which organ in the human body is responsible for filtering blood?
148. What is the scientific term for the process of plants releasing water vapor?
149. Which bird has the largest wingspan?
150. Who proposed the wave theory of light?
151. What is the name of the Earth’s outermost layer?
152. Which gas do plants release during photosynthesis?
153. Which planet is known as the ‘Jewel of the Solar System’?
154. What is the scientific name for the voice box?
155. Which is the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust?
156. Who is the scientist best known for his theory of electromagnetism?
157. Which animal is the largest member of the dolphin family?
158. Which gland in the human body regulates metabolism?
159. Which Greek physicist came up with the idea that a floating object will displace its weight of the fluid that it floats in?
160. What is the chemical symbol for tin?
161. Which planet has winds that can reach up to 1,500 miles per hour?
162. What is the name given to a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without undergoing any permanent chemical change?
163. Which conductive metal is used in telephone cables?
164. Name the scientist who created Alternating Current (AC)?
165. What is the “brain” of the cell?
166. What is the study of fossils called?
167. Which type of current only flows in one direction?
168. Which gas is responsible for the odor of rotten eggs?
169. What type of charge does an electron have?
170. What do you call a substance made up of two or more elements chemically combined in a fixed ratio?
171. Which planet is often referred to as a “dwarf planet” and was reclassified from its original status as the ninth planet in our solar system?
172. Which Australian bird can mimic almost any sound it hears?
173. What is the most common isotope of hydrogen?
174. Which planet has the largest volcano in the solar system?
175. What do you call a triangle with all three sides of different lengths?
176. Which animal has the highest blood pressure in the animal kingdom?
177. What type of bond involves the transfer of electrons from one atom to another?
178. Which planet is often described as having a “runaway greenhouse effect”?
179. Who is known as the “Father of Modern Physics”?
180. What type of celestial object is the Sun?
181. What type of celestial body is defined by its ability to clear its orbit of other debris?
182. Which marsupial animal has a unique fingerprint, similar to humans?
183. Which element is represented by the symbol ‘Zn’?
184. What is Alexander Fleming famous for discovering?
185. What is the name of the bond formed by the attraction between oppositely charged ions?
186. What theory did Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch, and Joseph Lister come up with?
187. What phenomenon describes the bending of light as it passes from one medium to another?
188. Which mammal has the ability to fly by echolocation?
189. Who developed the periodic table of elements?
190. What is the primary difference between an atom and a molecule?
191. What kind of chemical bond is formed when atoms share electrons?
192. Which force holds the nucleus of an atom together?
193. The amount of matter in an object is called its _____.
194. The flatworm (planarian) can regenerate its entire body from a fragment?
195. Who proposed the helical structure for DNA?
196. What is the term for the study of sound?
197. What gas do plants use to produce glucose?
198. What is the science of classifying living things called?
199. Who introduced the concept of conditioned reflex?
200. Which particle in an atom has no electric charge?
201. What is the scientific term for the study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics?
202. Which bird is known to navigate using Earth’s magnetic field?
203. What type of energy is stored energy?
204. What does the chemical symbol “Ca” represent?
205. Which planet’s name derives from the Roman god of the sea?
206. Who formulated the theory of electromagnetic radiation?
207. What is the phenomenon where light or sound is bent around corners?
208. In what type of cells would you find chloroplasts?
209. Which planet has the tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons?
210. What type of celestial body orbits a planet and is not a man-made satellite?
211. Which gas is a main component of acid rain?
212. Who came up with boiling liquids to kill the germs in them?
213. Which substance protects the surface of the eye?
214. What is the term for a substance that can kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria?
215. What do wine, kimchi, and yogurt have in common?
216. What is the phenomenon by which a liquid turns into a solid when its temperature is lowered below its freezing point?
217. Besides oxygen, what does a plant produce during photosynthesis?
218. What is the primary element burned as fuel inside stars?
219. What term describes an organism that produces its own food through photosynthesis?
220. Which particle orbits an atom’s nucleus?
221. What is the term for a chemical or biological substance that is a hazard to the health of humans, animals, or the environment?
222. Who is known for the principle that states the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to its pressure?
223. Which chemical element is named after the Greek god of the sun?
224. What term describes the study of the relationship between living organisms and their environment?
225. What celestial phenomenon happens when water droplets bend sunlight?
226. What term describes a substance’s resistance to flow?
227. Which molecule is responsible for carrying genetic instructions in living organisms?
228. Who is known for developing the laws of planetary motion?
229. Which two elements are the main components in steel?
230. What is the primary unit of heredity in organisms?
231. What is the region of space where the gravitational pull is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it?
232. Who formulated the gas law describing the inverse relationship between volume and pressure?
233. Which organ is responsible for producing the hormone insulin?
234. What is the most abundant molecule in Earth’s atmosphere?
235. What term describes the movement of water molecules from a region of higher concentration to a region of lower concentration?
236. What is the main organ involved in respiration?
237. What is the process where plants lose water through small openings in their leaves?
238. Who is the scientist best known for coming up with the law of gravity?
239. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is known as the father of what?
240. What term refers to the study of insects?
241. What elements did Marie and Pierre Curie discover?
242. What is the term for a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern?
243. What chemical substance kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms?
244. Which molecule is vital for transporting oxygen in the blood?
245. Who proposed the model of the solar system where the sun is at the center?
246. What phenomenon explains the splitting of light into its constituent colors when passing through a prism?
247. Which element is essential for bone health and is found in milk?
248. What is the term for the study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space?
249. Which organ in the human body detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs?
250. Animals with a spinal cord are in what phylum?
251. What type of energy does a moving object have?
252. What term refers to a substance’s ability to dissolve in another substance?
253. Which chemical element has the symbol ‘K’?
254. What kingdom does viruses belong to?
255. What phenomenon describes the change of state from solid directly to gas, bypassing the liquid state?
256. Which bird is known for building intricate and decorative structures, called bowers, to attract mates?
257. What is the term for the temperature at which a substance changes from a solid to a liquid?
258. What is the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism?
259. What phenomenon occurs when materials absorb light in one wavelength and emit it in another?
260. What do fireflies, glow worms, and lantern shark have in common?
261. What is the ability of a living organism to emit light called?
262. Which chemical is known as the “universal solvent”?
263. Which scientist is credited with the discovery of the electron?
264. What is the term for animals that eat both plants and other animals?
265. Which gas forms the majority of Earth’s atmosphere?
266. Name the process in the water cycle where water vapor in the air converts into liquid water droplets.
267. Which mammal is known for its spines and for curling into a ball when threatened?
268. Obstetrics is the scientific term for what?
269. What unit is current measured in?
270. What is the primary gas found in the sun that is converted to helium through nuclear fusion?
271. Which organ in the female human body stores the eggs?
272. Who is known for pioneering the study of radioactivity?
273. Can you name the unit that is used to measure energy?
274. What is the name of the boundary separating the Earth’s crust and mantle?
275. What type of energy is stored in cup of hot tea?
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