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What are the strips of tissue which connect bones together?

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Ligaments. Ligaments, similar to tendons, help to hold bones in place.

What is the full name for CFCs?

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Chlorofluorocarbons. "Freon" is a registered trademark for DuPont's brand of chlorofluorocarbons.

Where in the ocean would you find lobsters living?

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The Floor. Lobsters use their antennae as sensors to navigate the murky environment at the bottom of the ocean.

Which of the following is the smallest?

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Virus. A virus can be 1,000 times smaller than a single bacterium.

What is a collection of different types of tissue to perform a specific function?

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Organs. There are 78 different organs in the human body.

What is the name given to a fossil that best defines a rock layer's age?

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Index Fossil. Index fossils are used to define and identify geologic periods or faunal stages.

What is the traveling speed of the Milky Way galaxy through our universe?

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1,350,000 M.P.H.. The Milky Way contains roughly one-hundred billion stars.

What is a mixture of gases that can be stored and transported like natural gas?

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Biogas. Biogas results from organic matter breaking down in the absence of oxygen.

What are scientists that study the ocean called?

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Oceanographers. Oceanography, a branch of Earth science, is also called "marine science".

In what country was CAT (computerized axial tomography) scanning developed in 1972?

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England. A CAT scan is a series of x-rays that are assembled by a computer to create detailed images.

A gale is a strong what?

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Wind. Gale warnings are issued when winds of 34-47 knots are expected.

What front results when a cold front takes the area of a warm front?

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Occluded Front. An occluded front is the result of cyclogenesis when a cold front overtakes a warm front.

What is a body in orbit around a planet called?

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Moon. The moon is about 1/80th the size of the Earth in mass.

How many watts is one horsepower?

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746 W. Horsepower rates engine performance.

Which earthquake energy waves travel the fastest?

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P. Sometimes animals can actually hear the P waves of an earthquake before the waves are felt.

The definition of "a period of abnormally warm weather in mid to late autumn" best fits which science term?

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Indian Summer. "Indian Summer" occurs after the trees have lost their leaves, but before snowfall.

Which is another name for a red blood cell?

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Erythrocyte. Erythrocytes are responsible for delivering oxygen to body tissues.

Where is the largest snake, the anaconda, found?

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South America. A fully grown Green Anaconda is the world's largest snake, weighing in around 550 pounds

What are the artificial visual pictures that people often make from star clusters called?

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Constellations. There are 88 official constellations in the night sky.

What number is the scientific measurement system based on?

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10. The U.S. Metric Conversion Act of 1975 proposed no date by which the U.S. conversion would be complete.

 
 

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