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Science Surprises III Quiz

See what you know about some of the surprising discoveries scientists have been making lately.

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See what you know about some of the surprising discoveries scientists have been making lately.

1. Scientists have discovered that many aquatic species, like turtles and dolphins, have soft fat tissues in their middle ears. Why would that be?

  • Keeps water out of their inner ear.
  • Helps them float.
  • Helps them hear under water better.

2. What are some airplane engineers hoping to learn from owls?

  • How to make planes quieter.
  • How to give airplanes more lift.
  • How to make airplanes faster.

3. Recent pictures from Mars showed something that looks a lot like which earthly icon?

  • Peace sign.
  • Smiley face.
  • McDonald's Arches.

4. Scientists have found out that the octopus has something in common with human kids. What is it?

  • They don't like Brussels sprouts.
  • They like to play.
  • They can learn to ride a bike.

5. Maybe you didn't even know there were giant crocodiles in prehistoric times, but many scientists have been wondering how they got so big--more than 30 feet long! So how'd they get so big?

  • They were hatched from giant eggs.
  • They just kept growing--and didn't stop.
  • They grew really fast.

1. Scientists have discovered that many aquatic species, like turtles and dolphins, have soft fat tissues in their middle ears. Why would that be?
Helps them hear under water better.

2. What are some airplane engineers hoping to learn from owls?
How to make planes quieter.

3. Recent pictures from Mars showed something that looks a lot like which earthly icon?
Smiley face.

4. Scientists have found out that the octopus has something in common with human kids. What is it?
They like to play.

5. Maybe you didn't even know there were giant crocodiles in prehistoric times, but many scientists have been wondering how they got so big--more than 30 feet long! So how'd they get so big?
They just kept growing--and didn't stop.

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