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Date
Topic
Science Connection
August 28 What looks like a star, falls off a tail, and burns in the air? Earth
August 31 What covers the Earth like a blanket, floats above the clouds and helps prevent cancer? Earth
September 3 Why do people yawn? Life
September 5 What is the hardest, most valuable, and most expensive natural substance in the world? Earth
September 8 Where can you find Olympus Mons? (Hint: It is the largest volcano in our galaxy.) Earth
September 10 How can the sun help you tell time? Earth
September 18 How are a ruby and sandpaper alike? Earth
September 20 How long was the longest drought in history? Earth
September 22 What is so big it stretches into two countries and comes closer than anything on Earth to being a real "sky scraper"? Earth
September 28 What is it called when slabs of Earth, called plates, slide against one another? (Hint: About 2,000 of these events occur every year.) Earth
October 5 What constantly wears away the Earth and changes its landscape? (Hint: It helped make the Grand Canyon the beautiful place it is today.) Earth
October 7 Some people lose 100 of these every day. What are they? Human Body
October 9 What are the three R's of keeping the Earth clean? Earth
October 11 What substance can be used to make oil and build clay? (Hint: In Japan, it is also used to cure achy muscles.) Earth
October 12 What never rusts, tarnishes, or loses its shine? Earth
October 18 What makes up about 20% of the Earth's surface? (Hint: It's always very dry, but it may be either cold or hot.) Earth
October 20 What is neither water nor land, and is always soaking wet? Earth
October 24 Why did the fish cough? Earth
Life
October 27 What part of your body has the most bones? Human Body
November 13 What swirls, loops, and circles on your fingertips, yet never moves? Human Body
November 14 What is the weakest of your five senses? Human Body
November 17 Who has the most taste buds? Human Body
November 21 Which measurement is equal to the total amount of time your eyes stay closed during the day just from blinking? Human Body
November 25 Why is cold cereal and milk a great way to start your day? Human Body
November 26 What's 10 meters long and grinds and absorbs at the same time? Human Body
November 27 Where can an insect land on your body and not really "bug" you? Human Body
November 29 What type of nerves are the most "touchy?" Human Body
December 3 What is wind chill factor? Earth
December 5 What starts with an "E," keeps you on a balance beam, and helps you answer the door? Human Body
December 7 What comes in four flavors and rushes through your body 2,000 times a day? Human Body
December 13 What controls the right side of your body? Human Body
December 21 What makes a heart beat? Human Body
December 22 What part of the body loses the most heat in cold weather? Human Body
December 24 What is something that your parents give you that determines your hair color, foot size, and shape of your nose? Human Body
January 4 What is something you can do to keep germs away from you? Human Body
January 9 What gives you energy to play outside? Human Body
January 12 What is an activity that you do about 5,000 times every day? Human Body
January 19 What is your body's biggest organ? Human Body
January 23 You can't see these, but there are 50 to 75 trillion of them in your body. What are they? (Hint: They make up all living things.) Human Body
Life
January 26 What do you call a farmer who sticks plants in water instead of soil? Life
January 27 What is a BTU? Physical
January 30 Why would a dwindling bat population be bad for farmers? Life
January 31 What grows on a cucumber tree? Life
February 7 Why do gardeners and farmers like sunflowers so much? Life
February 9 Which bug is the best bug to have around? Life
February 14 Which of these animals would be most likely to hear you coming? Life
February 17 What is the main difference between an alligator and a crocodile? Life
February 21 What would happen to a rabbit's teeth if the rabbit didn't eat enough crunchy things? Life
February 27 What is unusual about the Indian tailorbird's behavior? Life
March 5 What is a satellite? Earth
March 6 What egg is the toughest to crack? Life
March 8 What does an archer fish do when it is hungry? Life
March 12 You know an octopus has eight legs, but how many hearts does it have? Life
March 20 What's half a meter long, sticky, and bad news for insects? Life
March 27 Why is mesh used to make flyswatters? Physical
March 30 What makes a candy hard, soft, or chewy? Physical
April 4 What is the heaviest part of an atom? Physical
April 6 What scientist made a great discovery while taking a bath? Physical
April 10 What soccer-ball-shaped molecule became famous in 1996? Physical
April 12 What lovely, glowing thing is found near the Earth's poles? Physical
April 13 How does a magician yank a tablecloth out from underneath china and silverware without moving them? Physical
April 15 How can a snake eat animals bigger than its head? Life
April 18 What simple machine was used to build the ancient pyramids? Physical
April 21 What washes its ears with its tongue and uses its head to discipline its kids? Life
April 23 What kind of wave can you make with a rubber band? Physical
April 25 What turns information into electrical pulses? (Hint: It can add 120,000 numbers in the time it takes a hummingbird to flap its wings.) Physical
May 2 Why is the sky blue? Physical
Earth
May 4 Why should you NOT keep medicine in a bathroom medicine cabinet? Physical
Human Body
May 8 What makes wood pop in a fire? Physical
Life
May 10 How do birds travel long distances without getting lost? Physical
Life
Earth
May 11 When do most thunderstorms happen in the United States? Earth
May 15 What comes in four flavors and rushes through your body 2,000 times a day? Human Body
May 21 What controls the right side of your body? Human Body
May 24 What looks like a star, falls off a tail, and burns in the air? Earth
May 29 What covers the Earth like a blanket, floats above the clouds and helps prevent cancer? Earth
May 30 What is the hardest, most valuable, and most expensive natural substance in the world? Earth
June 1 Where can you find Olympus Mons? (Hint: It is the largest volcano in our galaxy.) Earth
June 3 Which body part are sharks missing? Life
June 6 How can the sun help you tell time? Earth
June 8 How are a ruby and sandpaper alike? Earth
June 13 How long was the longest drought in history? Earth
June 14 What element is most abundant in your body? Life
Physical
June 15 What is so big it stretches into two countries and comes closer than anything on Earth to being a real "sky scraper"? Earth
June 18 What is it called when slabs of Earth, called plates, slide against one another? (Hint: About 2,000 of these events occur every year.) Earth
June 19 What is chitin? Life
June 20 What constantly wears away the Earth and changes its landscape? (Hint: It helped make the Grand Canyon the beautiful place it is today.) Earth
June 21 What can you learn from a cricket chirping? Life
Physical
June 22 What always happens during a thunderstorm? Earth
June 27 What substance can be used to make oil and build clay? (Hint: In Japan, it is also used to cure achy muscles.) Earth
June 28 What never rusts, tarnishes, or loses its shine? Earth
July 2 What makes up about 20% of the Earth's surface? (Hint: It's always very dry, but it may be either cold or hot.) Earth
July 5 Which insects make other insects do their work? Life
July 6 What is neither water nor land, and is always soaking wet? Earth
July 9 What should you do if you come to flood waters? Earth
July 10 Why did the fish cough? Earth
Life
July 11 Why does popcorn pop? Physical
July 12 What part of your body has the most bones? Human Body
July 17 Some people lose 100 of these every day. What are they? Human Body
July 19 What swirls, loops, and circles on your fingertips, yet never moves? Human Body
July 22 When are hurricanes most likely to happen in the United States? Earth
July 24 Why is cold cereal and milk a great way to start your day? Human Body
July 31 What is the weakest of your five senses? Human Body
August 3 Who has the most taste buds? Human Body
August 6 What is a mud puppy? Life
August 7 Which measurement is equal to the total amount of time your eyes stay closed during the day just from blinking? Human Body
August 9 Where can an insect land on your body and not really "bug" you? Human Body
August 14 Which fish are the oldest kind of fish? Life
August 16 What starts with an "E," keeps you on a balance beam, and helps you answer the door? Human Body
August 19 What kind of animal lives longest in zoos? Life
August 21 What planet has the shortest year? Earth
August 27 What is taxonomy? Life
August 31 What is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? Earth


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