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Branching out – a quick quiz

By , 24 October 2018

Do you know your trees, moons and non-metals? We’ve got a bunch of tricky trivia here for you this round!


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. Which of the following is not a metal?

Iodine is not a metal. It’s a grey solid that also turns into a bright purple gas!

#2. Which moon is the largest in the solar system?

Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system and is even wider than the planet Mercury.

#3. What do you call the branching ridges on the underside of many leaves?

The veins of a leaf help to transport water and nutrients, and they can also help keep a leaf strong.

#4. What is a nudibranch?

Nudibranchs are a type of sea slug, famous for their colours.

#5. Where do trees get most of their carbon atoms from?

Trees absorb carbon atoms from the air in the form of carbon dioxide. The carbon is then used in photosynthesis, to make sugars.

Was I right?

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  1. Great quiz! Can i get a weekly quiz sent to me?
    I love Double Helix and their magazines!


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