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SCIENCE TRIVIA

on General Physics
 
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Science Trivia on General Physics

General Physics Trivia
 
This trivia has been setup for use in your classroom ... can your students get them all?
 
1) Where does sound travel faster; water or air?
 
Water.

2) What is opposite to matter?
  
Antimatter.

3) Why do bubbles pop?​​​​​​​
  
They dry out from the surrounding air and the remaining surface tension of the water tears the bubble apart.

4) What is the Law of Conservation of Energy?​​​​​​​
  
The energy of the Universe is constant; it can neither be created or destroyed but only transferred and transformed.

5) What does a manometer measure?​​​​​​​
  
The pressure of a closed system.

6) What is the unit measurement for the activity of a radioactive source?​​​​​​​
  
The Becqueral (Bq). 1 Bq = 1 disintegration per second 

7) If you mix all light colours, do you get black, white or a rainbow?​​​​​​​
  
White. Technically adding all colours of light together is called colour addition. 

8) How many separate patents did Thomas Edison file?​​​​​​​
  
1093!

9) Can you fold a piece of paper in half 7 times?​​​​​​​
  
No, at least not using everyday paper. NB: We've had some feedback about this one. The 'Mythbusters' show did try this and get 8 folds, however this required a paper sheet the size of a football field and further folding required a steamroller!

Check this link. Of course, this is a Wikipedia stub and as such needs further verification on it's statements. We've followed the stated instructions and only achieved a "7 fold" a couple of times. For most cases it really isn't that possible.​​​​​​​

10) What does TCP/IP stand for?​​​​​​​
  
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol. 

11) What's the highest recorded surface wind speed?​​​​​​​
  
372km/h! Over Mt Washington, New Hampshire on April 12, 1934.

12) What is the name of the layer of air closest to us in the atmosphere?​​​​​​​
  
Troposphere

13) True or false - is lightning 3 times hotter than the Sun?​​​​​​​
  
True

14) True or false; when lighting hits a tree the water inside the tree boils and expands, blowing the tree apart?
  
True

15) Is the stratosphere above or below the troposphere? 
  
Extending 50km above the troposphere

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