Museum of Science and Industry Scavenger Hunt


Prepared 27 July 2000
SMILE Participants

Location: Exhibit
Question

 
Ground Floor: Futuristic Car
What is the power source for the futuristic car?
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Ground Floor: Switzerland Jolly
How long does it take for the ball to complete one complete cycle of motion?
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Ground Floor: Ball Motion
How does the picture lose or gain its 3D effect?
Reverse perspective?
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Ground Floor: Foucault Pendulum
What is the Foucault Pendulum?
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Why does the clock face on the Foucault Pendulum look different?
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Notice the position of the pendulum on arrival and leaving the museum.
Why is it different?
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What causes the change of direction in the pendulum's path?
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Ground Floor:: Millennium
How are different 1000's represented?
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What is the Millionaire?
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When was it created?
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What is a millennium?
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Ground Floor: Train
How many gallons of fuel does it take to power the Zephyr?
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How many miles per gallon does the Zephyr get?
Calculate the distance it can travel when fully fueled.
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Main Floor: Michael Jordan

What is Michael Jordan's height and arm span?
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How many hours did M.J. work out on his game on off days?
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Who is M.J.'s hero?
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With nicknames like Air Jordan & His Airness the world has come to think
that Mike is capable of flying, but does Mike actually defy gravity?
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What percent of M.J.'s weight is body fat?
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Explain "Fading Away" from the basket.
Which law of Motion does this demonstrate?
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What year did Michael Jordan return to the NBA wearing # 45?
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Is Michael Jordan's shoe size average or above average?
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Main Floor: Automotive
When and by whom was the Horse and Buggy built?
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Cadillac Fleetwood 1936: How long is it?
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Why is the trunk of the car called a trunk?
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What is the Spirit of America?
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What were the three types of fuel considered for self propelled steam vehicles?
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What newspaper sponsored the first car race, Thanksgiving 1895?
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How did the gas truck get to the station?
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Main Floor: Engine 999
How tall are the wheels on the locomotive of the Empire State Express?
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Main Floor: Mississippi Locomotive
When was the Mississippi Locomotive built?
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Main Floor: Harness the power of the sun

When was the first solar car built?
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How many watts of electricity does it take to power the solar car?
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Main Floor: Main Street; Dentist Office
Who made the Open X-ray tube? When? Where?
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Main Floor: ROV

What is ROV, and what is it used for?]
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Main Floor: Petroleum Planet 
How does the Infinity Pipeline work?
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Main Floor: Whispering Gallery
How do two parabolic surfaces in a round room aid sound travel?
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Main Floor: Outside
How was the U-505 Submarine transported to the museum?
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Balcony: Take Flight
What weighs more, 18 school buses, 10 elephants, or a 727?
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What was the second design of a Wright Engine?
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Balcony: Boeing 747-100

What kind of engine does the plane have?
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Balcony: 727 Airplane
How did it arrive at the museum?
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Balcony: World War Two Aircraft
What are these aircraft?
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Balcony: Your Heart as a Part of a System 

What is the largest artery that carries blood from your heart to your body?
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Time your resting pulse rate and your heart rate.
Then exercise on the bicycle.
Compare results. Explain.
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What makes up the cardiovascular system?
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Balcony: Blood Vessels
About how many miles of blood vessels does your blood travel through?
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What part of the body carries blood back to the heart?
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Balcony: Ozone Monitoring System
What is the danger level for O3?
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Balcony: Keeping an Eye on Ozone
When does the ozone level peak?
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Balcony: Fluorescent minerals
Explain fluorescence, as seen in fluorite and other minerals.
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Balcony: Everyday Chemistry
What rare element can be found in the deodorant Right Guard?
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What rare element can be found in a Duracell battery?
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What rare element can be found in a solar calculator?
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What rare element can be found in Comet?
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What rare element can be found in Pepto-Bismol?
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Balcony: Basic Sciences
What is a Wimshurst Machine?
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Balcony: Basic Sciences; Molecules in Motion
When the volume is decreased the "molecules" move more violently? Why?
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Balcony: Powers of Ten
What is the range of powers presented?
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Helm of Ship: (Somewhere in Museum)
How many angles are in the steering wheel?
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