It's time to find out what you remember from the last month of science news and break the boredom in isolation.
Let’s fly into the quiz!
It’s time to exercise your mind and get physical…we mean quiz-ical! Our March blogs are jam-packed with educational and thought-provoking science news. So, why not challenge yourself with our science quiz questions?
These are challenging times we’re all going through right now. Being in isolation can be tough so now is the perfect time to distract you from your daily.
So get your game face on people! Ready, set and go, let’s get quiz-ical! No cheating!
March science quiz questions
Well done! You’re a certified genius!
Nice try. You better brush up on your science news next month.
#1. In what strange location were hidden metals seen above ground?
Our researchers found blue-grey shading on termite mounds may reveal the presence of base metals underground. Find out how.
The moths are attracted to the lights and the bright yellow colours of the bank. In fact, researchers use yellow coloured sticky traps to catch moths and other insects for research. But why were there so many moths?
#4. Where is our Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station located, where we measure CO2 levels?
#6. What has saved the papaya from the Papaya Ringspot Virus Disease?
Our RNAi technology is used in research and biotechnology labs around the world to develop crop varieties resistant to disease. It helped save the papaya industry in Hawaii from the devastating Papaya Ringspot Virus Disease. What else is it used for?
#7. Why is it a good idea to set yourself daily tasks during isolation?
Things can be very disruptive if you and your family are out of routine. Keeping your routine and building healthy tasks into it, can help create a sense of normality and help you build resilience in uncertain times. Check out our other tips for self isolation.
#8. How are progeny virions like COVID-19 spread?
If you’re infected with a virus, progeny virions are released through host body fluids and can be transmitted directly like a spray can through coughing and sneezing. It can also spread indirectly through touching surfaces contaminated with these fluids. Read more about how a virus like COVID-19 spreads.
#9. How are sunflowers helping our researchers investigate insect resistance in cotton?
Sunflowers aren’t just cheery ornamental blooms. We’re using them to research how cotton farmers can use beneficial insects to better control pests and limit their use of harsh insecticides. Check out how.
#10. Lots of plastic ends up in our oceans and on our beaches. Can you guess how many pieces?