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Do You Remember Any Of The Science They Taught You At School?

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  1. How many bones are there in the adult human body?

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    192
    206
    224
    270
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There are 206 bones in the adult body. Newborns have over 300.

  2. Which of these is the femur?

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    1
    2
    3
    4
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The femur is the scientific name for the thigh bone.

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  3. If a substance has a pH of 5, is it an acid or an alkali?

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    Acid
    Alkali
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Any substance with a pH greater than 7 is an alkali, and a substance with a pH lower than 7 is an acid. If it has a pH of 7, it's neutral.

  4. Which of these is NOT an alkali?

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    Sodium hydroxide
    Potassium hydroxide
    Zinc hydroxide
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Zinc hydroxide is not an alkali because it does not dissolve in water.

  5. What is the chemical symbol for copper?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The chemical symbol for copper is Cu. Ca is the symbol for calcium, and Co is the symbol for cobalt.

  6. Which of these is an invertebrate?

    Fish
    Fish
    Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Frog
    Frog
    Snake
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    Snake
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Invertebrates are animals without backbones. Butterflies, like all insects, are a type of invertebrate known as an arthropod, which have an external skeleton, a segmented body, and jointed legs.

  7. What is this equation used to calculate?

    Pressure
    Momentum
    Velocity
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The equation for momentum is mass in kg multiplied by velocity in m/s.

  8. In a circuit diagram, which of these is the correct symbol for a lamp?

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  9. Which of these is NOT a fossil fuel?

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    Coal
    Oil
    Water
    Natural gas
  10. Solar panels do not work at night. True or false?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Of course they don't! One of the main disadvantages of solar panels as a renewable energy source is their inability to work at night.

  11. What is an alloy?

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    A metal in its purest form.
    An inexpensive metal.
    A mixture of two elements, one of which is a metal.
  12. What process is used to purify copper?

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    Neutralisation
    Electrolysis
    Radiation
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In electrolysis, electricity is passed through solutions containing copper compounds, such as copper sulphate. The positive electrode (anode) is impure copper, and the negative electrode (cathode) is pure copper.

    Via scienceaid.co.uk
  13. In the equation for aerobic respiration, which word is missing?

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    Carbon
    Hydrogen
    Glucose
    Correct!
    Wrong!
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  14. Which part of your body produces bile?

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    Liver
    Pancreas
    Stomach
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Bile is an alkaline substance produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder.

  15. What is the type of cell division that produces gametes?

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    Mitosis
    Meiosis
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sex cells (aka gametes) are the product of meiosis.

Do You Remember Any Of The Science They Taught You At School?

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