SCIENCE, NATURE & TECHNOLOGY

I feel a bit scientificy today (is that even a real word?), I guess it must be the full moon that’s coming soon.
If you are wondering what the image of beer has to do with Science, well it's obvious isn't it? The beer is being affected by gravity as it pours in the glass. If only physics lessons had beer when I was at school I may have paid more attention!

QUESTIONS

1. What small device is used by a person to measure the amount of footsteps they walk over a given time?


2. What is the average of the numbers, 1, 10 and 100?

 

3. From what country did the Queen’s favourite dog breed, the Corgi, originate?

 

4. Which metal is the single most effective conductor of electricity?

 

5. Which constellation is also known as ‘The Hunter’?

 

6. What do the letters ‘IQ’ stand for?

 

7. Nearly all of Earth’s weather occurs in the lowest layer of the atmosphere, what is this layer called?

 

8. To the nearest whole number, how many times does the moon revolve around the Earth in a year?

 

9. What does MS-DOS stand for in computing?

 

10. Which country landed the first wheeled vehicle on the moon’s surface in 1970?

 

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ANSWERS

1. What small device is used by a person to measure the amount of footsteps they walk over a given time?
PEDOMETER

2. What is the average of the numbers, 1, 10 and 100?
37 (111 divided by 3)

 

3. From what country did the Queen’s favourite dog breed, the Corgi, originate?
WALES

 

4. Which metal is the single most effective conductor of electricity?
SILVER (Copper is second best – so give yourself ½ point if you said this)

 

5. Which constellation is also known as ‘The Hunter’?
ORION

 

6. What do the letters ‘IQ’ stand for?
INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT

 

7. Nearly all of Earth’s weather occurs in the lowest layer of the atmosphere, what is this layer called?
TROPOSPHERE

 

8. To the nearest whole number, how many times does the moon revolve around the Earth in a year?
THIRTEEN (Once every 27.3 days)

 

9. What does MS-DOS stand for in computing?
MICROSOFT DISK OPERATING SYSTEM

 

10. Which country landed the first wheeled vehicle on the moon’s surface in 1970?
RUSSIA