This quiz is all about waves. Will you ride it to victory, or will you wave goodbye to your high score?
#1. What wavelengths are picked up by the new James Webb Space Telescope?
The James Webb Space Telescope can detect orange and red light, but mostly uses even redder, infrared light.
#2. What happens to ocean waves when the ocean gets shallow?
Waves slow down when they hit shallow water, such as a sand bar or beach. Since the front of the wave gets there and slows down first, the wave gets taller and eventually it breaks.
#3. True or false? Inge Lehmann discovered Earth’s inner core by studying earthquake waves.
True! Waves from earthquakes travel through the planet, and some of them reflect off the inner core.
#4. In a symphony orchestra, which instruments are biggest?
Low notes have long wavelengths, so they need long instruments for the sound waves to resonate in.
#5. How fast does a Mexican wave travel around a stadium?
In 2002, researchers studied 14 Mexican waves and found they moved at about 20 seats per second, and they were about 15 seats wide!
Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!
Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!