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Do you measure up? A quick quiz

By , 17 July 2019

We have a few questions from the world of metrology! That’s the science of measuring things. So have a go, and see how you measure up!


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. When measuring the pitch of a musical note, what unit do scientists use?

The pitch of a note is based on its frequency, which is measured in hertz.

#2. What does an anemometer measure?

Any instrument used to measure wind speed is called an anemometer.

#3. How many planets in our solar system have ice?

Five planets have ice on them: Earth and Mars have ice caps, Uranus and Neptune have ice in their atmospheres, and Mercury has ice hiding in the shadows of some of its craters.

#4. Three of these plants are closely related. Can you pick the odd one out?

Blueberries are in the Ericaceae family. Roses, apples and strawberries are all members of the Rosaceae family.

#5. Where would you find the stratosphere?

The stratosphere is second layer of Earth’s atmosphere. Jet aircraft often fly in the lower stratosphere, and the ozone layer is also found in the stratosphere.

Was I right?

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