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Gov's cup science

Governor's cup for science # 18

What atmospheric layer is closest to the planet’s surface and is responsible for weather? Stratosphere
An airplane must have thrust in order to fly. What works against thrust and can be reduced by making the plane more aerodynamic? Drag
In folktales, these amphibians were thought to be able to survive in fire. However, today we know that most of them need a moist habitat. What group of amphibians has four equally long legs, toe pads, and a tail? Salamanders
There is a storm that has been raging for at least 400 years known as that Great Red Spot. What planet has the Great Red Spot? Jupiter
This American scientist was born into slavery around 1864 and became the first black student at Iowa State University. Known for dozens of products created from sweet potatoes, pecans, soybeans and peanuts, who was this master of agriculture? George Washington Carver
In the 1960s, this female scientist made the first recorded observations of chimpanzees making and using tools. Which woman is the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, best known for her 45 year study of chimps in Tanzania? Jane Goodall
Which part of an atom has a negative charge and very small mass? Neutron
What element accounts for the majority of the mass of our sun? Iron
A type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow is named after these, because the body suffers from an abnormal increase in immature white blood cells. What is the scientific name of a white blood cell? Leukocyte
Created by: scscolts