There’s a lot to celebrate in Australian science. See how much you know with this set of antipodean questions.
Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!
Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!
#1. What type of scientist was Douglas Mawson?
Douglas Mawson was a famous Australian geologist who explored Antarctica.
#2. What is made at the Australian Synchrotron?
The Australian Synchrotron makes short bursts of very bright light, which are used to look inside everything from rocks to human tissue.
#3. Which of these important safety devices was invented in Australia?
David Warren invented a flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, the instruments together known as the black box.
#4. Which of the following are backwards on wombats?
Wombats have pouches that face backwards so they don’t fill with dirt while digging.
#5. Where in Australia will you find a complex that’s part of NASA’s Deep Space Network?
The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is about a 40 kilometre drive away from Parliament House.
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