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What is the device that makes alternating current called?

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Generator. A generator converts mechanical energy to electrical energy.

How far do you need to walk at 5 mph to burn off 385 calories?

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2.5 Miles. A calorie is the unit of energy it takes to raise the temperature of a gram of water by one degree Celsius.

Which of the following is a non-metric unit for weight?

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Pound. In the system of British weights and measures. a pound is 16 ounces or 7000 grains.

What material resists electron flow?

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Insulator. An insulator is any substance that blocks or retards the flow of electrical or thermal currents.

What is the main place that the salts in ocean water come from?

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Rocks On Land. Water and acids erode rocks, which contain sodium, which eventually washes to the seas.

Which is the process of placing plants in a certain way in an area?

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Landscaping. Landscaping is activity that modifies the visible features of an area, including flora and fauna.

What is another name for a "shadow clock"?

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Sundial. The simplest shadow clock is simply a vertical stick.

Which one of these activities are a part of a plant's life cycle?

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Sprouting. "Sprouting" is the germination of the plant's seed.

Which of these animals is extinct?

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Triceratops. The Triceratops was preyed upon by the Tyrannosaurus.

Which element makes up 50% of the earth's crust?

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Oxygen. Oxygen is first on land, second in air, and second in water.

Distance equals speed times what?

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Time. Time is shown in equations as "t".

In which city did John Lining become the first person in the U.S. to collect weather data?

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Charleston, SC. A resident of Charleston, SC, Lining kept precise weather records.

What is the theory that describes how the continents got where they are today?

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Continental Drift Theory. The continental drift theory poses that there was one super continent called Pangaea.

What is water in its solid form called?

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Ice. Ice is the most abundant of the varying solid phases on the Earth's surface.

What valuable metal is found in the oceans but is expensive to extract?

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Gold. Gold provides the standard for most monetary policies.

Which aeronautical term is an aircraft that derives its lift from rotating lifting surfaces?

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Rotorcraft. A rotorcraft uses lift created by rotor blades.

Where is the type location for the Permian Period?

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Russia. The finback pelycosaurs was the dominant animal during the early Permian age.

What is a "kapok"?

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A Tree. Kapok is used as filling for lifejackets, mattresses and pillows.

How many seconds does it take for the blood to make one complete circuit of the human body?

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60 Sec. A healthy human heart beats 115,200 times in a 24-hour period.

How many chromosomes does a typical human body cell have?

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46. "Trisome" or "trisomy" is the condition of having an extra chromosome on one of the 23 pairs.

 

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