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Previous Questions from 2009:


December 21, 2009
How do people get brain tumors?

December 15, 2009
Could animals ever learn to speak English?

December 04, 2009
What is steel made of?

November 30, 2009
Is "Lightning" electricity the same as what is in my outlets?

November 20, 2009
How many types of energy are there?

November 17, 2009
Why is science so important to learn about?

November 09, 2009
How can a rose be so many different colors besides red such as pink and yellow?

November 02, 2009
How can you kill viruses?

October 27, 2009
We made "Oobleck" in class (corn starch, H2O, food coloring). We were arguing whether it was a liquid or a solid. Can you determine whether it is a liquid or solid based on the molecules movement?

October 19, 2009
What is xylitol?

October 12, 2009
How does the nervous system travel signals so quickly to different parts of your body?

September 29, 2009
How does the sun burn if there is no oxygen in space?

September 21, 2009
Does a Venus flytrap need water and does it make its own food?

July 08, 2009
When you see fire, what are the flames actually made out of and how does it work?

July 01, 2009
How can owls fly without their predators or prey hearing them?

June 24, 2009
Why do warm things get cold and cold things get warm when left out?

June 18, 2009
Why does helium make a baloon float?

May 27, 2009
Why do stars explode when they get old?

May 20, 2009
Could you tell me how to determine the volume of water in a local lake like Afton Lake?

May 07, 2009
How does a radio change stations and volume?

April 29, 2009
Are humans parasites?

April 23, 2009
Have you found a new kind of species yet?

April 15, 2009
Why is it that when you don't have enough fruit and vegetables you could get scurvy?

April 14, 2009
How did dinosaurs die?

April 01, 2009
How can a whale be a mammal and not a fish?

March 25, 2009
If you bring an animal from the desert to here would it live?

March 18, 2009
Is there a way to make cyborgs look human?

March 11, 2009
Why do some breeds of dogs live longer than others?

March 04, 2009
Does gravity get stronger the closer you get to the earth's core?

February 25, 2009
Why are people on this earth?

February 18, 2009
How come we have the scientific method?

February 11, 2009
Is there an end to time? If there is, is there any way that we change when it happens?

January 30, 2009
Why does our heart rate increase after we exercise?

January 21, 2009
How come only some sharks are able to lie at the bottom of the ocean and not swim, but other sharks like the great white shark or the tiger shark have to swim at all times?

January 14, 2009
How fast is the speed of sound?

January 07, 2009
What happens to road kill's bones and organs?

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