What's new

Mixed bag – a quick quiz

By Jasmine, 12 September 2018 Quiz

There’s something for everyone in our mixed bag. Try this fun mix of questions from across the sciences.

Q #1: Which element is second on the periodic table?

Helium is the second element on the periodic table, as it has two protons.

Q #2: Which of these is not a threatened species?

The eastern grey kangaroo has a population of several million, so it is not a threatened species.

Q #3: What does the letter K stand for as a unit of measure?

K is the symbol for kelvin, the scientific unit of temperature.

Q #4: The oldest spider in the world, named Number 16, died recently. How old was she?

Number 16 was a trapdoor spider that lived until she was 43 years old.

Q #5: Which of these is NOT a type of cloud?

Canopus is the name of a star, not a cloud.

If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!


Black lightning bolt in purple circle


Leave a Reply

By posting a comment you are agreeing to the Double Helix commenting guidelines.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.