Science Fact or Fiction Quiz

Can You Tell Science Facts from Science Fiction?

This quiz tests whether you can tell whether a science fact is true or whether it's fiction.
This quiz tests whether you can tell whether a science fact is true or whether it's fiction. Yagi Studio / Getty Images

1. Some spiders have 6 legs rather than 8.

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2. Days are getting longer over time.

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3. The Great Wall of China is visible from space.

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4. Most people use only 10% of their brains.

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5. Dry ice melts into liquid carbon dioxide as it warms in a room.

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6. If you swallow gum, it stays in your stomach/intestines for 7 years.

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7. The sky can appear green during some thunderstorms.

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8. A cockroach can live up to a couple of weeks without a head.

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9. Urinating on a jellyfish sting is an effective remedy.

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10. Smog causes reddish sunsets.

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Science Fact or Fiction Quiz

You got: % Correct. You're Too Gullible About Science

I got You're Too Gullible About Science. Science Fact or Fiction Quiz
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Nice try! You didn't know many of the answers to the questions, yet you made it to the end of the quiz, so now you know more about what's true in science (and what's not).

Think critically when presented with science "facts". It's okay to be skeptical. You can apply the scientific method to help identify what is true.

From here, you can test the critical thinking ability of others, by seeing whether they can understand simple science magic tricks

Science Fact or Fiction Quiz

You got: % Correct. A True Science Detective

I got A True Science Detective. Science Fact or Fiction Quiz
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Good job! You have the investigative and critical thinking skills needed to separate what's true and what's false. You don't just believe everything you're told.

Where can you go next? Master fire science magic tricks and see if your friends can figure out how they work.

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