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Science Trivia Fun!

Did you know that January 4th is Trivia Game Day?! Ease into the new year with a fun day of science trivia. Use our questions below or create your own!

These questions also make fun “Do Nows” to give your students a chance to think off topic and learn something pretty cool. You can also download our free trivia slides to present in your classroom!!



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How many hearts does an octopus have?

3


What is the only thing that can be thought of as a rock, an animal and a plant?

Coral


What is the most common element on Earth?

Hydrogen


Who took the infamous x-ray crystallography  photo of DNA that led to the discovery of its double helical structure?

Rosalind Franklin 


Are worker ants male or female?

Female


True or false: male bees have no father but have a grandfather?

True


How long does it take for light from the sun to reach the Earth?

8 minutes


Which planet is bigger: Earth or Venus?

Earth


What is the smallest unit of matter?

Atom


What is the freezing point of water in celsius?

0C 


What are the four states of matter?

Solid, liquid, gas, plasma


What molecule has this chemical formula: C6H12O6?

Glucose


What is the chemical formula for water?

H2O


The planet with the longest day is equivalent to 224 Earth days. Which planet is it?

Venus


What was the first animal to ever be cloned?

Dolly the Sheep


Who invented the lightbulb?

Thomas Edison


Animals that are active at night time are called what?

Nocturnal


What does DNA stand for?

DeoxyriboNucleic Acid


How many colors are in the rainbow?

7: Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet


Does sound travel faster through solid, liquid or gas?

Solid


What is the one continent where you won’t find bees?

Antarctica 


What color is the blood inside your body?

Red (not blue!)


What is it called when a solid turns directly into a gas (without passing through a liquid phase)?

Sublimation 


Which continent has the most deadly animals?

Australia 


What is the largest bone in the human body?

The femur (thigh bone)


What color is the sunset on Mars?

Blue


How many elements are in the periodic table?

118


When was the first computer algorithm invented?

1843


If you uncoiled and stretched out all the DNA in a single one of your cells straight out, how long would it be?

6 feet


Which planet in our solar system has the most moons?

Saturn (83)


What is the chemical symbol for lead?

Pb


What is the only kind of insect that can fly backwards?

Dragonfly

Why can’t birds go into outer space?

They need gravity to swallow!


What are two letters you won't find on the periodic table?

J and Q


What food made by animals never goes bad?

Honey!


Where does more of Earth's oxygen come from: trees or the oceans?

The oceans!


What is the only even prime number?

2


How many bones are in the human body?

206


Which is the largest ocean?

The Pacific Ocean


How long does it take a single blood cell to circulate through the whole body?

About 60 seconds 

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