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Week beginning 4th May

Earth Quiz

Third planet from the sun and the only place in the universe where life is known to exist, the earth is a unique and beautiful planet. Put your knowledge of the earth to the test with this fun earth quiz. Learn interesting trivia and answer a range of questions on topics such as rocks, air, deserts, oceans, mountains, gas, volcanoes and more. Have you got what it takes to answer them all?

Answers to follow.

1. What is the name of the largest ocean on earth?

2. What are the two main metals in the earth’s core?

3. Which is hotter, the centre of the earth or surface of the sun?

4. What do you call molten rock before it has erupted?

5. What do you call it after it has erupted?

6. The Great Barrier Reef is found off the coast of which country?

7. What do you call a person who studies rocks?

8. Name the three time periods of the dinosaurs.

9. True or false? The Grand Canyon is around 10000 feet (3000 meters) deep.

10. What is the name of the deepest location in the world’s oceans?

11. Over a long period of time while under extreme heat and pressure, graphite turns into which precious mineral?

12. Outside of Antarctica, what is the largest desert in the world?

13. The gemstone ruby is typically what colour?

14. What is the name of the highest mountain on earth?

15. Do stalactites rise from the floor or hang from the ceiling of limestone caves?

16. 'Cascade', 'horsetail', 'plunge' and 'tiered' are types of what?

17. Someone who studies earthquakes is known as a what?

18. What is the name of the layer of earth’s atmosphere that absorbs the majority of the potentially damaging ultraviolet light from the sun?

19. The mass of the earth is made up mostly of which two elements?

20. What is the second most common gas found in the air we breathe?

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Week beginning 27th April

Weather Quiz

Local weather reports are not always as accurate as we would like. Take this fun weather quiz and see how much you know about climate and weather conditions. The weather can play a big role in our everyday lives with rain, snow, wind, temperature and sunshine all affecting our daily activities. The weather can also come in extremes with storms, tornadoes and hurricanes common in various parts of the world. Test and improve your knowledge with this range of weather questions and learn more about rain, sunshine, storms and more.

Answers to follow.

1. A thermometer is a device used to measure what?

2. Stratus, cirrus, cumulus and nimbus are types of what?

3. What country experiences the most tornadoes?

4. True or false? A rainbow is a spectrum of light that appears when the Sun shines onto water droplets in the air.

5. Blizzards feature low temperatures, strong winds and heavy _______?

6. Breeze and gale are common terms used to describe the speed of what?

7. Earth’s recent temperature rises which have been linked to human activity is known as global _______?

8. True or false? The highest recorded temperature on Earth of 57.8 °C (136 °F) was recorded in Tirat Tsvi, Israel.

9. What is the name of a scientist who studies weather?

10. What is the driest desert on Earth - the Sahara, the Kalahari or the Atacama?

11. True or false? The lowest recorded temperature on Earth of 89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) was recorded at Vostok Station,           Antarctica.

12. Balls or irregular lumps of ice that fall from clouds (often during thunderstorms) are known as what?

13. An avalanche features the rapid descent of _______?

14. True of false? The most rain fall ever recorded in one year (Cherrapunji, India) is more than 30 meters.

15. What is the name of a weather instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure?

16. An anemometer is used to measure what?

17. At what temperature is Centigrade equal to Fahrenheit?

18. Trying to predict the weather is known as weather _______?

19. The area of central USA that features many tornadoes is known as Tornado _______?

20. True or false? You see lightning and hear thunder.

Weather Quiz Answers

1. Temperature

2. Clouds

3. USA

4. True

5. Snow

6. Wind

7. Warming

8. False (Al 'Aziziyah, Libya)

9. A meteorologist

10. The Atacama Desert  11. True

12. Hail stones

13. Snow

14. False (25.4 meters)

15. A barometer

16. Wind speed

17. -40 degrees

18. Forecasting

19. Alley

20. True

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Week beginning 20th April

Plant Quiz

Plants come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, some grow fast and some grow slow. See how many questions you can answer about a range of flowers, trees and other plants, forests and more. How much do you know about plants? Find out with this fun plant quiz. Enjoy the cool facts and fun trivia while learning more about plants. Take the challenge and answer as many of the questions as you can.

Answers to follow.

 

1. The scientific study of plant life is known as what?

2. The process of plants using energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food is known as what?

3. True or false? In the right conditions bamboo can grow over 60cm (24in) in just one day.

4. The movement of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of a flower is known as what?

5. Amber is made from fossilized tree _____?

6. True or false? Humans were on Earth before plants.

7. What grain has the highest level of worldwide production? (Hint: Rice is second)

8. A trailing or climbing plant is also known as a _____?

9. True or false? Pitcher plants are carnivorous.

10. The Japanese word “sakura” means the blossoming of what kind of tree?

Plant Quiz Answers

1. Botany

2. Photosynthesis

3. True

4. Pollination

5. Resin

6. False

7. Maize (corn)

8. Vine

9. True

10. Cherry tree

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Week beginning 13th April

Nature Quiz

How much do you know about nature?

Try this nature quiz and learn more about topics such as the environment, recycling, animals, plants and some of the natural features that make Earth special. Take the challenge of this nature quiz and see how much you know.

Answers to follow.

 

1. What is the name of the world’s largest reef system?

2. Do male or female mosquitoes bite people?

3. True or false? Earth Day is held on June 18.

4. What state of the USA is the Grand Canyon located in?

5. True or false? The Dead Sea is 8.6 times more salty than the ocean.

6. What are the 3 R’s of recycling?

7. True or false? The horn of a rhinoceros is made from bone.

8. What famous islands west of Ecuador were extensively studied by Charles Darwin?

9. Ayers Rock in Australia is also know as what?

10. True or false? Burning or logging naturally occurring forests is known as deforestation.

Nature Quiz Answers

1. Great Barrier Reef

2. Female

3. False (April 22)

4. Arizona

5. True

6. Reduce, reuse and recycle

7. False (keratin)

8. Galapagos Islands

9. Uluru

10. True

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Week beginning 6th April

Human Body Quiz

Test your knowledge of the human body by taking our fun human body quiz. Do you know about the body's important organs, digestive processes and brain functions? Learn more about the anatomy of the human body as well as parts such as the heart, bones, skin and skeleton. Answers to follow.

 

1. What is the name of the biggest part of the human brain?

2. The colored part of the human eye that controls how much light passes through the pupil is called the?

3. What is the name of the substance that gives skin and hair its pigment?

4. The muscles found in the front of your thighs are known as what?

5. True or false? The two chambers at the bottom of your heart are called ventricles.

6. What substance are nails made of?

7. What is the human body’s biggest organ?

8. The innermost part of bones contains what?

9. True or false? An adult human body has over 500 bones.

10. How many lungs does the human body have?

11. Another name for your voice box is the?

12. The two holes in your nose are called?

13. Your tongue is home to special structures that allow you to experience tastes such as sour, sweet, bitter and salty, what is their name?

14. The bones that make up your spine are called what?

15. The shape of DNA is known as?

16. The flow of blood through your heart and around your body is called?

17. The bones around your chest that protect organs such as the heart are called what?

18. What is the name of the long pipe that shifts food from the back of your throat down to your stomach?

19. True or false? Your ears are important when it comes to staying balanced.

20. The outside layer of skin on the human body is called the?

Human Body Quiz Answers

1. The cerebrum

2. Iris

3. Melanin

4. Quadriceps

5. True

6. Keratin

7. The skin

8. Bone marrow

9. False (there are 206)

10. 2

11. Larynx

12. Nostrils

13. Taste buds

14. Vertebrae

15. A double helix

16. Circulation

17. Ribs

18. The oesophagus

19. True

20. Epidermis

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Week beginning 30th March

 

Animal Quiz

Take our fun animal quiz and test your knowledge of the animal kingdom. How much do you know about animals such as the cat, crocodile, lion, dolphin, snake and spider? Enjoy our fun trivia for kids and answer as many of the twenty questions related to the animal kingdom as you can. Answers to follow.

 

1. What food makes up nearly all (around 99%) of a Giant Panda’s diet? 

2. True or false? Mice live for up to 10 years.

3. What is the name of the phobia that involves an abnormal fear of spiders?

4. What is the largest type of ‘big cat’ in the world?

5. True or false? Crocodiles have no sweat glands so they use their mouths to release heat.

6. Are butterflies insects?

7. What are female elephants called?

8. True or false? Bats are mammals.

9. Bees are found on every continent of earth except for one, which is it?

10. True or false? Cats spend an average of 13 to 14 hours a day sleeping.

11. What is the fastest land animal in the world?

12. A ‘doe’ is what kind of animal?

13. True or false? Cougar’s are herbivores.

14. Groups of lions are known as what?

15. Is a dolphin a mammal?

16. What is the largest land animal in the world?

17. True of false? Snakes have slimy skin.

18. What is the only continent on earth where Giraffes live in the wild?

19. How many pairs of wings does a bee have?

20. What type of animal is the largest primate in the world?

 

Answers

1. Bamboo

2. False - Captive mice live for up to 2 and a half years while wild mice only live for an average of around 4 months.

3. Arachnophobia

4. The tiger, weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds).

5. True - They often sleep with their mouth open to cool down.

6. Yes

7. Cows

8. True

9. Antarctica

10. True

11. The cheetah (it can reach speeds of up to 120kph – 75mph).

12. A female deer.

13. False - They are carnivores.

14. Prides

15. Yes

16. The elephant - The largest on record weighed around 12,000 kilograms! (26,000 lb).

17. False - Snakeskin is smooth and dry.

18. Africa

19. 2

20. The Gorilla

 

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