So what kind of questions are fired off to students in a Science Bowl?

So what kind of questions are fired off to students in a Science Bowl? The Department of Energy's Web page lists a sampling of what students might face.

Oklahoman Published: March 20, 2012
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So what kind of questions are fired off to students in a Science Bowl? The Department of Energy's Web page lists a sampling of what students might face.

GENERAL SCIENCE

Short answer question:

What do the abbreviations TC and TD stand for that are seen on some laboratory pipettes?

ANSWER: TO CONTAIN AND TO DELIVER

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PHYSICS

Short answer question:

Assuming friction is negligible, how long will it take an object to stop if it has an initial velocity of 5 meters per second, if the average braking force is 20 Newtons, and if

the object's mass is 20 kilograms?

ANSWER: 5 SECONDS

(Solution: v = at, f = ma => t = v/a = v m / f = 20 x 5 / 20 = 5 seconds)


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