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Wavelength just shorter than visible light

Ultraviolet

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Father of the hydrogen bomb

Edward Teller

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The science of projectiles

Ballistics

4

Scientific name for laughing gas

Nitrous Oxide

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Blue metal

Cobalt (Co)

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Most malleable and ductile metal

Gold (Au)

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Elements used in rechargeable batteries

Nickel (Ni) - Cadmium (Cd)

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Force applied to a body to maintain a circular orbit

Centripetal force

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Metal which is liquid at room temperature

Mercury (Hg)

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Fast tropospheric winds

Jet stream

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Mutually beneficial relationship between two animals

symbiosis

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Term for a mineral that glows under an ultra-violet light

Fluorescence

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Grey filament metal with highest melting temperature

Tungsten (W)

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Atoms of an element with same # of protons - different # of neutrons

Isotope

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"Color" Element

Chromium (Cr)

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Term it takes for radioactivity to decrease by 50%

Half life

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Element with the symbol S

Sulfur

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Element with the symbol F

Fluorine

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Lakes at high altitude

Seamount

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The study of man

Anthropology

21

Scientist who discovered the structure of he atom

Neils Bohr

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Term for water circling around a drain

Corolis effect

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Atmospheric layer 7 to 30 miles up

Stratosphere

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Element used to galvanize steel

Zinc (Zn)

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Element with the symbol Ga

Gallium

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Ancient science of transmuting metals

Alchemy

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Element with the symbol Rn

Radon

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Particle or packet of light

Photon

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NH3

Ammonia

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Rainy thunder-head type clouds

Cumulo-nimbus

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Organisms that combine algae and fungi

Lichens

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The four states of matter

Solid - Liquid - Gas - Plasma

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Element with the symbol As

Arsenic

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Last element in alphabetical order

Zirconium (Zr)

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Atmosphere's most abundant element

Nitrogen (N)

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Lowest ignition point of a vapor

Flash point

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Element used in car batteries

lead (Pb)

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The study of fossils

Paleontology

39

Italian physicist who discovered radioactive elements

Enrico Fermi

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Amoeba-like single cell organisms

Protozoans

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Element with the symbol No

Nobelium (named for Alfred Nobel)

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Copper and zinc alloy

Brass

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Hydrogen isotope with atomic weight of two

Deuterium

44

The science of crime prevention and punishment

Penology

45

Second English Astronomer Royal

Sir Edmund Halley

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Father of the atom bomb

Robert Oppenheimer

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Element with the symbol Xe

Xenon

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French father of modern chemistry

Antoin Lavoissier

49

Element with the symbol Ho

Holmium (named for Stockholm)

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3-D imaging process

Holography

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The act of splitting atoms

Fission

52

tri-atomic oxygen

Ozone

53

Hygrometer measures this

(Relative) humidity

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Element used in fluorescent lights

Neon (Ne)

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Center of an atom

Nucleus

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The science of agriculture

Agronomy

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Scientist who first learned of fermentation

Louis Pasteur

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German scientist who established quantum theory of radiation

Max Plank

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The four forces of nature

Electromagnetic - Gravity - Strong and weak nuclear

60

The first plastic developed

Celluloid

61

Copper and tin alloy

Bronze

62

Element with the symbol Po

Polonium (named for Poland)

63

English scientist who discovered the properties of Hydrogen

Henry Cavendish

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Solid carbon dioxide

Dry ice

65

Element with the symbol Pu

Plutonium

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Astronomer with metal nose

Tycho Brahe

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Monk who descoverd the principles of genetics

Gregor Mendel

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Astronomer who proposed heliocentric solar system

Copernicus

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Quark that holds the nucleus of an atom together

Gluon

70

Graphite element

Carbon

71

Materials made from two or more metals

Alloys

72

Element with the symbol Ra

Radium

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Fossilized resin from prehistoric pines

Amber

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Hydrogen isotope with atomic weight of three

Tritium

75

What oviparous animals do

Lay eggs

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Theory that seeks to unite the four forces of nature

Unified field Theory

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Positively charged particle in the nucleus

Proton

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Earth's most abundant element

Oxygen (O)

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The science of heat and energy transfer

Thermodynamics

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Second-lightest element

Helium (He)

81

Element with the symbol Ge

Germanium (used in transistors)

82

Second-lightest metal

Potassium (K)

83

Father of nuclear navy or nuclear submarine

Hyram Rickover

84

Element with the symbol Am

Americium

85

Clouds composed of ice crystals

Cirrus

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The solar wind colliding with Earth's magnetc field creates this effect

Northern and Southern lights

87

Element with the symbol B

Bismuth

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General term for ultimate subatomic particles

Quarks

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Least amount of material needed for a nuclear reaction

Critical mass

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Element with the symbol Cm

Curium (named for Marie and Pierre Curie)

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Negatively charged atomic particle

Electron

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Element with the symbol Fe

Iron

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Lightest element

Hydroge (H)

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English scientist who discovered sodium and potassium

Sir Humphry Davy

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Element with the symbol Ar

Argon

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The science of heredity

Genetics

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Copper and silver alloy

Sterling silver

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Element with the symbol Fr

Francium

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Poikilothermic animal

cold blooded

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The study of past artifacts

Archaeology

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Element with the symbol Na

Sodium

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The study of rocks

Petrology

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Earth's second most abundant element

Silicon (Si)

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Element with the symbol Pt

Platinum

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Heaviest non man-made element

Uranium (U)

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Nevada state metal - best electric conductor

Silver (Ag)

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Wavelength just longer than visible light

Infrared

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Scientific name for southern lights

Aurora Australis

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English father of modern chemistry

Robert Boyle

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Broadest measure of living things

Kingdom

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Element with the symbol Sb

Antimony

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Lightest metal

Lithium (Li)

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Element with the symbol P

Phosphorus

114

Citric acid "cycle"

Krebs cycle

115

The science of light

Optics

116

Element with the symbol Cl

Chlorine

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Element with the symbol Mn

Manganese

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Wind velocity scale

Beaufort scale

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Element found in seaweed

Iodine (I)

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Saturn V rocket developer

Werner von Braun

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Term for wind speed above 72 miles per hour

Hurricane

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Element with the symbol Fm

Fermium (named for Enrico Fermi)

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Bitter almond smelling gas

(Hydrogen) cyanide

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Father of soviet hydrogen bomb

Andrei Sakharov

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Earth's most abundant metal

Aluminum (Al)

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Scientist who proposed the theory of the expanding universe

Edwin Hubble

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Ionic or covalent bonds join these

Atoms

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An electron is this type of particle

Lepton

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It turns red in acid and blue in alkaline

Litmus paper

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Scientist who discovered electromagnetic waves

Heinrich Hertz

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Equal and opposite force of centripetal

Centrfugal force

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The period between ice ages

Interglacial

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NACL

Salt

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French scientist of optics and geometry

Rene Descartes

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Clouds formed by convection

Cumulus

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The act of joining atoms together

Fusion

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Light metal used in fighter aircraft

Titanium (Ti)

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HCL - found in the human stomach

Hydrochloric acid

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Russian who developed theory of conditioned reflex

Ivan Pavlov

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Acidic level "factor"

ph factor

141

CO

Carbon Monoxide

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Lightest common metal

Magnesium (Mg)

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Neutral particle in an atom's nucleus

Neutron

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Element with the symbol Es

Einsteinium

145

Father of rocketry

Robert Goddard

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CO2

Carbond dioxide

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Silver and tin alloy

Pewter

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Geologic epoch when man developed

Pleistocene

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Element with the symbol Se

Selenium

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Term for the "skin" that develops on a surface of water

Surface tension

151

H2SO4

Sulfuric acid

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The science of sound

Acoustics

153

Element found in bones

Calcium (Ca)

154

Low-lying clouds

Stratus

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Scientific name for northern lights

Aurora Borealis

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Acid made from oak bark

Tannic acid

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Scientist who established the periodic table of elements

Dimitri Mendeleyev