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Atom pieces and dendrochronologists – a quick quiz

By , 28 February 2018

From big cats to tiny sub-atomic particles, this quiz will test your scientific know-how!


Congratulations! You’re a real science whiz!


Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons. Which are smallest?

Electrons are smaller than protons or neutrons.

#2. Panthera leo is a large, deadly animal. What is its common name?

Panthera leo is the scientific name for the lion.

#3. What does a dendrochronologist study?

1.      Dendrochronologists study tree rings to work out exactly when the tree lived and died.

#4. True or false? Mount Erebus is an active volcano in Antarctica.

Mount Erebus, located near New Zealand’s Scott Base, has a lake of lava in its crater, and regularly throws out rocks or ‘bombs’.

#5. What metal is made from bauxite ore?

Bauxite is typically used to make aluminium.

Was I right?

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  1. We were talking about classification of living things at home this week. Animals (bees!) in the genus Apis are studied by an Apiarist. Does that mean big cats are studied by a Pantherist?

  2. got 4/5 lets go

  3. Always look forward to my CSIRO – Double Helix emails. Thank you.

  4. Leo the lion … why did I not see that 🙁


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