25 Science Trivia Facts to Spark Student Curiosity
Science is varied and has become a much-loved subject of education. You should encourage your students to explore science with simple trivia facts. When students learn a few fun facts, they continue to learn long after the class has ended. So, these science trivia facts can spark a student’s curiosity about science.
General Science Trivia
- Which planet is farthest from the sun?
Neptune is the planet furthest away from the sun and is followed by Uranus. Mercury, however, is the planet closest to the sun.
- Which land animal is the fastest?
Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land. They can reach speeds of 75mph.
- Why is Charles Darwin famous?
Darwin is most associated with natural selection.
- What’s the name of the clouds seen on sunny days?
Cumulus clouds are often seen on sunny days and are the fluffiest clouds too.
- Which color absorbs and reflects lights?
Black tends to absorb lights, while white reflects light.
- In the human body, what’s the name of the smallest bone?
One of the smallest bones in the body is the staples which are found in the ear.
- Who’s considered to be the world’s first biologist?
The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle is the first biologist.
- Name the three plant cells.
Chloroplast, vacuole, and the cell wall are the three components of plant cells.
- What are the names of a butterfly’s life cycle?
A butterfly has four stages those are the egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
- How does a plant feed?
Plants are fed through photosynthesis which is the process where the sun is converted into sugar.
- Who developed the Periodic table, and how many elements does it have?
Dmitry Mendeleev developed the periodic table in 1869, and there are 118 elements currently in the table.
- What’s the only metal that forms a liquid when at room temperature?
Mercury is the only metal that can turn into liquid form at room temperature.
- What has no definite shape but always has a definite volume?
Liquids always have a definite volume, even though their shapes can vary.
- pH 1 solutions are a what?
pH solutions on the scale between 0 and 7 are acids, and pH solutions between 7 and 14 are known as bases.
- What happens if a glass is filled with water and ice cubes?
The ice will melt and overflow.
Earth Science Trivia
- How are the planets, except for Earth, named?
Every planet, except for the Earth, is named after a God or Goddess of Greek or Roman origins.
- What is the estimated age of the Earth?
It’s thought the Earth is at least 4.5 billion years old.
- Which gas is found mostly in the atmosphere of Earth?
The Earth’s atmosphere is made up of 20% oxygen and 78% nitrogen.
- Where does the Earth’s energy come from?
The sun is thought as the primary source of energy for planet Earth.
- Which continent is the coldest on Earth?
Antarctica often has a temperature of -128.6 degrees.
- What are Isaac Newton’s laws named?
Laws of motion were first found in 1686.
- What does the speed of light travel at?
299,792,458 meters per second.
- Who came up with the theory of relativity?
In 1922 Albert Einstein proved his theory and was a Nobel prize winner.
- Name the first device that recorded sound.
Phonographs were first used in 1877 and invented by Thomas Edison.
- What is the Unit that measures electricity?
Energy consumption is measured by watts.
These fun facts will inspire your students to learn more about science.