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What is a manatee? A quick quiz

By , 19 June 2019

There are a few funny words in this week’s quiz. You’ll need to be on top of your sci-vocab if you want to score 5/5!


Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

#1. What is the heaviest moon in the solar system?

Ganymede weighs about twice as much as Earth’s Moon.

#2. Which of the following is not a liquid?

Iron on the Sun would boil.

#3. What chemical allows plants to make sugar from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water?

Chlorophyll is the green pigment that allows plants to photosynthesise.

#4. How long is the equator?

Earth’s equator is about 40 075 kilometres long.

#5. What type of animal is a manatee?

Manatees are aquatic mammals that look a bit like sea lions. However, they’re actually more closely related to elephants!

Was I right?

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  1. Re: Quick Quiz.

    What’s with question 2?

    If iron on the surface of the sun would boil, then isn’t it a liquid?
    Your question asked which is NOT a liquid, how can that be the correct answer?

    Thank You!

    1. Iron boils at a much lower temperature than the surface of the Sun. So iron on the Sun is a gas, or maybe even a plasma (I’m not sure which). Iron will not stay a liquid on the Sun for long.

  2. Thanks Mark W for asking that question my son and I had the same discussion.


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