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Science Trivia on Biology

Biology Trivia
This trivia has been setup for use in your classroom ... can your students get them all?
1) What type of organism makes up the oldest known fossil?
Blue-green algae from South Africa at 3.2 billion years old.

2) What does the Scoville Heat Unit Scale measure?
What does the Scoville Heat Unit Scale measure?

3) Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable?
A fruit. Here's an article about learning about plant structures using your fridge!

4) What is the collective name of animals and plants that live on a lake bottom?​​​​​​​

5) What is the hardest substance in the human body?
Tooth enamel.

6) What is the largest living structure on Earth?​​​​​​​
The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in Australia

7) In terms of attributed human deaths which are more dangerous; snakes, bees, sharks or house flies?
House flies. They are vectors for disease causing bacteria.

8) What is oldest living thing known on Earth?​​​​​​​
A Bristlecone pine in California... it's about 4600 years old!

9) Where are the three smallest bones in the human body? What are they called?
In the middle ear. Collectively called ossicles, the 3 bones are the Malleus (hammer), Incus (anvil) & Stapes (stirrup).

10) What is the world's tallest grass?
Bamboo. Some species reach up to 39 metres in height.

11) Which Australian timber made the London docks?
Turpentine; Syncarpia glomulifera​​​​​​​

12) What is the longest type of cell in the body?
The nerve cell (neuron).

13) What is Xylem?​​​​​​​
The hollow woody tissue in plants that carries water and minerals from the roots to throughout the entire plant

14) What is a Pyrogen?
A substance that causes fever.

15) What is the scientific name of a Sydney Blue Gum?​​​​​​​
Eucalyptus saligna

16) Which is the only Australian mammal restricted to alpine environments?​​​​​​​
The Mountain Pygmy Possum

17) What is the name given for the black & white disc used in determining water turbidity?

18) Why does eyesight change as you get older?
The eye's lens continues to grow throughout life, becoming thicker and less transparent.

19) Why is Merino wool so good at keeping you warm in winter?​​​​​​​
Merino wool fibres are wavy, not straight. Wavy wool traps air which is an excellent insulator. This trapped air can be heated by the body. 'Fine' wool fibres have 12 repeating waves for every cm, where as 'Coarse' wool fibres have less than 2 waves per cm. Merino wool can be 'Super Fine', making an awesome material for warm sweaters

20) Do you have the same number of neck vertebrae as giraffe's?

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