Scientific Opinions

22 Jul

It’s always fun to hear what younger kids say when responding to questions. These answers to science are from The Advertiser Democrat of Oxford County, Maine. Thanks!

  • When scientists broke open molecules, they found the were only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open the atoms, they found they were stuffed with explosions.
  • While the earth appears to be knowingly keeping its distance from the sun, it really is only centrificating.
  • One horsepower is how much energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.
  • Rainbows are just for us to look at, but not really understand.
  • You can listen to thunder after seeing lightning and tell how close you came.
  • If people run around in circles, we say they are crazy. When planets do the same thing, we say they are orbiting.
  • The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.
  • In South America, they have cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage.
  • There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters haven’t been discovered yet. Finding them all means living forever.
  • Someday we may learn to make magnets that can point in any direction.
  • A vibration is a motion that can’t make up its mind where to go.
  • Most books today say the sun is a star. But it still knows how to change itself back into a sun in the daytime.
  • Lime is a green-tasting rock.
  • Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180 degrees between boiling and freezing because there are 180 degrees between north and south.
  • There’s a tremendous weight which is pushing down on the center of the earth because of so much population stomping around up there these days.
  • Some people are able to tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.
  • Genetics explains why you look like your father and, if you don’t, why you should.
  • To most people a solution means finding the answers. But to chemists a solution is when things are all mixed up.
  • Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be oil.
  • Some oxygen molecules help make fires while others help make water, so sometimes it’s brother against brother.
  • We say perfume disappears because of evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.
  • Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they’re there.
  • Clouds keep circling the earth around and around and around. There is not much else for them to do.
  • Clouds are high-flying fogs.
  • I’m not sure how clouds are formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that’s the important thing.
  • When we look at a drop of water under a microscope, we find that there are twice as many H’s as O’s.
  • Water vapor get’s together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.
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