Did you know that babies have about 100 more bones than adults? Or that the Eiffel Tower actually gets taller in the summer? What about the fact that the average person will walk the equivalent of five times around the world throughout their lifetime? If you like this kind of trivia, then keep reading! We’ve collected over 50 science trivia questions below!
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Science Trivia Questions
There’s a lot to say about science. To make it easier to navigate this list, we’ve divided our trivia questions into categories. First up is space. From there, we’ll look into different subjects, including geography, chemistry, biology, and more. Now, let’s see how many answers you can guess!
Solar System Trivia
Trivia Question: What phenomena keep the planets in orbit around the sun?
Trivia Question: What is the largest star in the solar system?
Answer: The sun.
Trivia Question: Would you weigh more or less on Mars?
Answer: Less. A person who weighs 200 pounds on Earth would weigh just 76 pounds on Mars.
Trivia Question: Who was the first person to walk on the Moon?
Answer: Neil Armstrong. He landed on July 20, 1969, with Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin.
Trivia Question: What causes a solar eclipse?
Answer: The moon moves between the sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth.
Trivia Question: How long does a solar eclipse last?
Answer: About seven and a half minutes.
Trivia Question: What color is the sun?
Answer: Though the sun looks white when we look at it, it’s actually a mixture of all colors.
Trivia Question: What color is the sunset on Mars?
Trivia Question: What planet is closest to the sun?
Trivia Question: What is the smallest planet in the solar system?
Answer: Also Mercury!
Trivia Question: What planet is farthest from the sun?
Trivia Question: What is the largest planet?
Trivia Question: What is the hottest planet in the solar system?
Trivia Question: Is Pluto still a planet?
Answer: No, Pluto was declassified as a planet back in 2006.
Trivia Question: What is the largest bone in the human body?
Answer: The femur, also known as the thigh bone.
Trivia Question: What is the smallest bone in the human body?
Answer: The stapes bone, also known as the stirrup bone. It’s located inside your ear.
Trivia Question: What kind of blood type is known as the universal donor?
Answer: O negative.
Trivia Question: What is the largest organ in the human body?
Answer: The skin.
Trivia Question: What do white blood cells do?
Answer: White blood cells protect you against illness and disease. “Immunity Cells” are another name for these components.
Trivia Question: Mitosis is the process a single cell uses to divide into two new identical cells. What do we call each set of cells?
Answer: Parent cells and daughter cells.
Trivia Question: Which animal can change direction midair?
Answer: The cheetah. They are the only type of cat able to do so.
Trivia Question: What is the largest land animal alive today?
Answer: The African Elephant. These gigantic creatures can weigh as much as 7 tons!
Trivia Question: How many oceans contain sharks?
Answer: All of them. And that’s not all! Some are also found in rivers and freshwater lakes.
Trivia Question: What can sharks sense that humans cannot?
Answer: Electricity. They do this using organs called ampullae of Lorenzini.
Trivia Question: How many limbs does an octopus have?
Answer: Eight. These tentacles are divided up between six “arms” and two “legs.”
Trivia Question: What kind of animal is an Orca?
Answer: A whale.
Trivia Question: How many sets of wings do bees have?
Trivia Question: What are animals called who only eat plants?
Trivia Question: What process do bats use to locate their prey?
Trivia Question: Why do some tigers have white coats?
Answer: It’s a genetic mutation. White tigers carry a gene that inhibits the production of red and yellow pigments in white tigers, though it does not appear to alter black.
Trivia Question: What is the smallest unit of matter?
Answer: An atom.
Trivia Question: What is Isaac Newton known for?
Answer: Legend has it that Newton discovered gravity when he saw a falling apple while thinking about the forces of nature.
Trivia Question: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” is an example of one of these.
Answer: Newton’s Laws.
Trivia Question: What is considered room temperature?
Answer: 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Trivia Question: How many states of matter are there?
Answer: Four. Solid, liquid, gas, and plasma.
Trivia Question: What word can you use to describe when a solid turns into a liquid?
Trivia Question: Electron pairs, when shared between two atoms, help create what kind of bond?
Answer: A covalent bond.
Trivia Question: What Greek letter is used to represent density (mass per unit volume)?
Answer: A lowercase rho (ρ).
Trivia Question: What metal is found at the center of the Earth?
Answer: Iron. This is very different from the Earth’s crust and mantle, which are rich in minerals.
Trivia Question: What is the tallest mountain in the world?
Answer: Mount Everest. The mountain peak reaches 29,029 feet at its summit.
Trivia Question: How do scientists measure the severity of an earthquake?
Answer: They use something called the Richter Scale. The measure has been in use since 1935.
Trivia Question: What was Earth’s supercontinent called?
Answer: Pangea. The area split into two landmasses some 135 million years ago due to a phenomenon known as “continental drift.”
Trivia Question: How many continents are there in the world?
Answer: Seven: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America.
Trivia Question: Which city in Italy is famous for its canals?
Answer: Venice. In total, the city contains 150 canals.
Trivia Question: How many elements are listed in the periodic table?
Trivia Question: What does a “Geiger Counter” measure?
Trivia Question: Which inventor proved that lightning is a form of electricity?
Answer: Benjamin Franklin. Though, he wasn’t the first one to come to this conclusion. French naturalist Thomas-Francois Dalibard actually confirmed the hypothesis one month before Franklin!
Trivia Question: What kind of energy does that sun create?
Answer: Nuclear energy.
Trivia Question: What two elements is water made of?
Answer: Hydrogen and Oxygen.
Trivia Question: What reaction releases energy into its surroundings?
Answer: Exothermic reaction.
Trivia Question: What word do scientists use to describe a unit of measure that is also the name of an animal?
Answer: A mole.
We hope you had fun with our list of science trivia questions! How many answers did you get right? Don’t forget to share this list with the different people in your life. If you can’t get together to review the list, you can quiz each other over FaceTime or Zoom. Be sure to check out the rest of our blog for even more activities. Don’t miss out on our list of would you rather questions for kids!
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