One of the perks of being a scientist is getting to name things. Can you decode these scientific names and get full marks?
Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!
Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!
#1. The numbers 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21 … form a famous sequence, but what is it called?
b) The triangular numbers are made by adding the counting numbers together 1 2 3 4 …
#2. You can find astroblemes at Vredefort, Chicxulub and Wolfe Creek, but what exactly are astroblemes?
Astroblemes are impact craters. The name means ‘star wound’.
#3. What is the scientific name for cows?
Bos taurus is the scientific name for domesticated cows.
#4. What do you call an animal that is only active during the daytime?
Diurnal animals are active during the day.
#5. CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory just got a new name – but what is it?
The Australian Animal Health Laboratory is now known as the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness
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