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A collection of quizzes exploring some of the fascinating aspects of science, aimed at players with a high school science background. Or those who are just curious about their world.

List created by player looney_tunes.

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1.
  Heavy Metal Lover   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The term 'heavy metal' is not clearly defined, and can be used in reference to a large range of elements. This quiz explores ten elements which pose toxicity risks for humans, and looks at some reasons to love them.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 27 23
Easier
looney_tunes
Apr 27 23
2244 plays
2.
  The Physical Revue Featuring Tom Lehrer   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 1951 and 1952 members of the Harvard Physics Department performed a revue featuring the songs of Tom Lehrer. Norman Ramsey recorded one of the shows, from which ten songs have been selected for this quiz. Caution: some physics involved!
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 06 23
Average
looney_tunes
Apr 06 23
4342 plays
3.
  A Chemical Tourist   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Eloise has written the itinerary for her coming trip in code, by listing the elements whose symbols spell out each country she plans to visit. Can you figure out where she is going from her list and some information about the destination?
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Dec 07 22
Easier
looney_tunes
Dec 07 22
2309 plays
4.
  A Category of One's Own   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Chemists group elements into categories so that members of each group have similar chemical, and often physical, properties. Can you identify the common names for the chemical family of these elements from their descriptions of themselves?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 03 13
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
looney_tunes
2465 plays
5.
  Nuclear Fission For Kids!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's explore the basics of the important process of nuclear fission.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Aug 25 20
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
looney_tunes
Aug 25 20
1176 plays
6.
  Molecules of Life   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen - these elements combine to produce many of the molecules which form the basis of life. This is an introduction to some basic organic chemistry molecules.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Aug 04 15
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
looney_tunes
1377 plays
7.
  The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is of interest to astronomers studying stellar evolution. I hope it is also of interest to you.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Sep 16 13
Average
looney_tunes
2233 plays
8.
Signs for Designs
  Signs for Designs    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
You are probably familiar with the use of blueprints to display architectural designs, but do you know the chemistry behind the technique?
Tough, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 18 15
Tough
looney_tunes
2235 plays
9.
Billions and Billions of Stars
  Billions and Billions of Stars   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
People who look at the night sky have often looked for patterns, called constellations, to help them describe all those stars. Let's look at some of the figures you can see in the night sky.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, May 16 15
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Easier
looney_tunes
975 plays
10.
  10 Questions on The Eyes Have It   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match each of these parts of the human eye with its function? Let's see.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 13 16
Average
looney_tunes
685 plays
11.
  The Power is Yours   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's follow the adventures of Suzie the Seal, as she explores a number of questions related to kinematics and dynamics.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, May 29 21
Average
looney_tunes
May 29 21
451 plays
12.
  Mohs Scale   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Do you remember the minerals you had in your pocket geology kit for identifying minerals in the field using scratch tests? Match each of these minerals used as standard referents on the Mohs Scale with its name.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jan 07 23
Easier
looney_tunes
Jan 07 23
784 plays
13.
  Name That Wind    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
When the TV weather report says there will be fresh breezes tomorrow, they are predicting a specific range of wind speed (29-38 kph, 9-24 mph or 17-21 knots). Match what you will see out your window with the term used to describe the wind speed.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, May 21 16
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
looney_tunes
570 plays
14.
Sodium is Number Eleven
  Sodium is Number Eleven   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
It may only be number eleven in the periodic table, but sodium's versatility deserves a much higher ranking in terms of popularity. Certainly top ten!
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Oct 27 16
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Average
looney_tunes
746 plays
15.
  Rhizomes and Rhizomes and Rhizomes...   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A rhizome is an underground plant stem, modified so as to allow new plants to grow from it. How many of these plants which use this method of reproduction can you match with a brief description?
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Feb 02 22
Easier
looney_tunes
Feb 02 22
1725 plays
16.
  Among the Living   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Among the living, you will find that body parts are organised into systems, groups that work together for some purpose. Match each organ to a human body system of which it is a part.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 11 17
Very Easy
looney_tunes
2413 plays
17.
  Mercury: A Slippery Element   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You don't believe me? Just look at some of these slippery behaviors it exhibits!
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 20 17
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Average
looney_tunes
978 plays
18.
  Where Does That Pigment Come From?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Pigments are the materials that give color to paints and dyes. Some can be made from natural ingredients, some are synthetic, and only made by humans applying chemistry in a creative fashion. Can you match each of these pigments with its source?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 25 17
Average
looney_tunes
481 plays
19.
Love Drought
  Love Drought   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The book of Australian xerophytes (drought-friendly plants) that I was given for Christmas provided useful information as I chose plants for my new garden.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Dec 12 17
Average
looney_tunes
Dec 12 17
1014 plays

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