Science Club: Exploring the World of Science

The Science Club students will answer questions about stars, space, animals, cells, oceans, and other interesting science topics. This weeks questions and answers are about space.
  1. Why is Mars Red?
  2. How many rings does Saturn have?
  3. What is the biggest mountain in space?
  4. Is there life on Mars?
  5. What is the largest star we know of?
  6. Do vampires really exist?
  7. What are gummi bears?
  8. Why do people get tired after eating a big meal on Thanksgiving or on any day?
  9. What type of plant is a Venus Fly Trap?
  10. What travels faster light or sound?
  11. What animals lives the longest?


 


 

Why is Mars Red?

The top layer of the soil on  Mars is red becuase it has a lot of  iron. When combined with oxygen it makes the color red.  According to a science club member, this is a chemical reaction.
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How many rings does Saturn have?

Saturn has 7 main rings.  The smallest rings are 1 cm the and the biggest are 5 m.  The rings are made of chunks of ice.  
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What is the biggest mountain in space?

The mountain is called Olympus Mons.  It is on Mars and it is 24 kilometers high and the base is 648 kilometers!
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Is there life on Mars?

NASA continues to ask and answer this question. The United States and other countries have sent robot spacecraft there. We still do not have an answer to that question according to NASA.
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What is the largest star we know of?

According to NASA, the largest star is the Pistol Star. It is believed to be 100 times as big as our Sun, and 10,000,000 times brighter. 
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Do vampires really exist?

No, but there are such things as vampire bats.  They bite their prey and lap up the blood.  They bite for 30 minutes.  Cows and horses are their favorite, but, they will sometimes attack people. These bats are found in Mexico, South America and Central America!  We suggest you still be aware!
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What are gummi bears?

Hans Riegel invented Gummi Bears in 1920 in Germany.  He opened a Gummi factory in the U.S. in 1982.  Gummi candies are a blend of corn starch, corn syrup, sugar, gelatin, color, and flavor.
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Why do people get tired after eating a big meal on Thanksgiving or on any day?

Consuming a large meal causes blood flow to go to the stomach to help with digestion. Less blood goes to the brain, so people feel tired
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What type of plant is a Venus Fly Trap?

A Venus Fly Trap is a carnivorous plant that catches and digests insects and arachnids.
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What travels faster light or sound?

Light travels faster!
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What animals lives the longest?

We found out that the giant barrel sponge, named Xestospongia muta, can live to be 2300 years old.  It is found in the Caribbean
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