Integrated Science Web Scavenger Hunt

North Middlesex Regional High School - Integrated Science
Use the following links to answer the web scavenger hunt questions.


1. Check out the “Science of Light: Alien Eyes” site. Draw a set of 3 x 3 boxes, and show where the alien eyes go.

2. Try working through a few of the puzzles at the “Science of Light: Fun House Mirrors” site. Draw a picture that shows how Melissa looks in a mirror that is convex on top, concave in the middle, and convex at the bottom.

3. Complete the following table by using the color mixing program at the “Science of Light: Made From Dots” site.

cyan magenta yellow color.

40 40 40 gray.

40 80 40

40 80 0

80 40 0

80 0 80

0 80 80

4. What did Jeff Pinkney invent? Why doesn’t it have to be retroreflective?

5. When are you most likely to see a sun pillar?

6. In a primary rainbow, which color is on the outside?

7. What color do you get if you mix the following pigments on white paper:

yellow and magenta:

cyan and magenta:

cyan and yellow:

magenta, cyan, and yellow:

8. What color do you get when you shine red and green spotlights together?

9. Light with a wavelength of 443 nm goes through a triangular prism. What color is the light?

10. What are the two angles formed by the beam of light as it bends its way into and out of the prism? (Hint: use the virtual protracter)

11. Use the “Thin Converging Lense” set-up at

to complete the following table. Height of object (cm) Focal Length (cm) height of image

10 7.2 11.6

10 4.7

10 8.5

2.4 8.5


1. Examine the Rube Goldberg Machine #1 at In one word, explain WHY ball E begins to move when gate D is lifted.

2. Go to the “Free Fall Motion” and try dropping the object from four different heights. The initial settings should read: gravity 9.81 m/s2, initial height 100 m, time interval .1 s, object mass 0.39 kg, drag coef. 0.46, radius 0.07 m, medium density 1.2 kg/m3

Drop the object from heights of 100 m, 75 m, 50 m, and 25 m. How many seconds did each fall take?

3. Go to the 2nd “One-D motion” exercise at

What is the velocity of the ball at 7.00 sec? at 2.00 sec?

4. (A) How much would a 125 lb. person weigh on Jupiter?
(B) If a person weighs 125 lb. on the moon, how much does she weigh on earth?

5. Go to
(A) If you’re in a car traveling at 72 km/hr and a friction coefficient of 0.7, how many meters will you travel after you’ve stepped on the brakes?
(B) If you change the friction coefficient to 2.0, traveling at the same speed, how many meters will you travel after you’ve stepped on the brakes?

6. Go to
Keep the coefficient of friction at 0.0. How many seconds does it take for a 1 g hanging mass to pull a 100 kg wagon?

7. How many seconds does it take for a 100 g hanging mass to pull a 100 kg wagon?

8. How many seconds does it take for a 0.7 g hanging mass to pull a 100 kg wagon? 3.829 sec

9. Go to
If your cannon has a muzzle velocity of 9 m/s and you’re trying to hit a target bewteen 7.9 and 8 meters away, what should the angle be?

10. If you’re trying to hit the same target with a cannon whose muzzle velocity is 10, there are two angles that you could use to hit the target. What are they?

11. Go to Set the angle control to 10. Which object travels the least distance down the plane in 10 sec?


1. On what date will there be a full moon in april, 2005?

2. Apollo 12 landed within walking distance of what lunar probe?

3. How many sunrises did astronaut Joseph Allen see from space in one day?

4. How long ago did a meteor crash into the earth to create the Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona?

5. How many hours were there in a day 900 million years ago?

6. At what time and on what day did Fragment R of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collide with Jupiter?

7. Go to
When the moon has a mass of 1 and the planet has a mass of 1, where is the center of mass?

8. When the planet has a mass of 5 and the moon has a mass of 1, where is the center of mass?

9. Go to
Run the three-body elliptical orbit, scale 32, lines on. Draw what you see

10. On what day in February, 1999 did Mt. Etna erupt?

11. Who was the last man to walk on the moon?


1. What is the weight in pounds of a standard gold bar?

2. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) West Hackberry storage facility is located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, approximately 22 miles southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The storage facility occupies 565 acres over the West Hackberry salt dome. The site has 22 underground solutionmined storage caverns which have a combined storage capacity of 219 million barrels. What is the distance between storage cavern #11 and storage cavern # 117?

3. A plastic Slinky is made of styrene/butadiene copolymer. Phillips sells this material under what trade name?

4. The polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle was patented in 1973 by a chemist who is the brother of what distinguished American painter?

5. In their article entitled "Sensitive and selective gas chromatographic methods for the quantitation of camphor, menthol and methyl salicylate from human plasma" (J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl 1999 Jun 11;729(1-2):163-71), authors J.S. Valdez , D.K. Martin , and M Mayersohn use what alkane to extract out menthol and camphor from the patients' blood samples?

6. What State is the largest producer of copper in the U.S.?

7. Draw the structure of 6,6-diethyl-2,3,5-trimethyl-5-butylnonane.

8. How many miles of paved roads and streets in the U.S. are surfaced with asphalt?

9. How many more tons of coal did the U.S. export in 1996 than it exported in 1994?

10. What percent of electricity comes from coal in the State of Kentucky?

11. About how many pounds of airborne mercury is released from the Mount Tom Power Plant in Holyoke, MA every year?


1. In Ricky Nelson, Number 998, June-August, 1959, what does Ricky say that the eight electrons of an oxygen atom are orbiting around?

2. What % copper is contained in the alloy SIBRO?

3. The BHP Copper Metals smelter at San Manuel, Arizona is the largest copper smelter in North America. How many gallons of sulfuric acid are produced there every day?

4. How long did it take the Kennecott Flambeau Mining Company near Ladysmith, Wisconsin to mine 181,000 tons of copper, 334,000 ounces of gold, and 3.3 million ounces of silver?

5. What metal is obtained by heating cinnabar in a current of air and then condensing the vapor?

6. Why is Amarillo, Texas called "The Helium Capital of the World"?

7. How many millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide is produced annually by the State of Texas?
By Canada?

8. According to data obtained from ice cores in Vostcock, Antarctica, what was the level of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere (in parts per million by volume) in 8,000 B.C.?

9. In their paper "Closed-Loop Nitrogen-Chlorine Degassing/Fluxing of Liquid Aluminum Alloys," L.S. Fan and Robert A. Rapp of Ohio State University used what compound to remove hydrochloric acid and chlorine from the closed-loop system so that they would not be released out into the environment?

10. There is only one substance that will not turn into a solid even if you lower the temperature down to very near absolute zero, -273 oC, at ordinary pressures. What is it?

11. Name 4 bodies of water in Massachusetts from which the State's Department of Public Health recommends that no fish of any kind be eaten because of mercury contamination, as of November 1998.


1. What do carpenter ants eat?

2. What tool would you use to remove a tick from the skin of a dog?

3. How much does Sigma Chemical Company pay a person in exchange for catching and sending them 75,000 fireflies?

4. What organism causes black rot and frogeye leaf spot in apples?

5. Name one dinosaur featured in the movie "Jurassic Park" that did not evolve until after the Jurassic Period was over.

6. Where was the Indian subcontinent located during most of dinosaur time?

7. What is the principal food for lake trout over 35 inches long in the Twin Lakes Reservoir in Colorado?

8. (A) During which time of the year are the rates of primary production highest in San Francisco Bay?
(B) In what part of the Bay is the amount of plant matererial produced the greatest?

9. What part of Route 3 in Pittsburg, New Hampshire is known as "Moose Alley"?

10. How long have sqiurrels lived on Nantucket?
By France?

11. Why should parents avoid giving peanut butter to infants?


1. How many amino acids are there in the protein that is produced from the "bag of marbles" gene in Drosophila melanogaster?

2. When a red-eyed (wild type) female fruit fly is crossed with a white-eyed male, what % of the offspring are red-eyed?

3. When a red-eyed (wild type) male fruit fly is crossed with a white-eyed female, what % of the offspring are red-eyed?

4. What is the sequence of bases in positions 301 - 310 of the prostaglandin E receptor 4 (subtype EP4) on chromosome 5 in humans?

5. Which human chromosome is the smallest?

6. What are the odds that a 41 year old pregnant woman will give birth to a child with Down's Syndrome?

7. Who said about Charles Darwin that "he cared for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat-catching" ?

8. Where do the hoofed mammals called Mesonychids live today?

9. Which one of the six major extinctions was the largest?

10. Suppose that your first cousin has cystic fibrosis. What is the probability that you are a carrier for this disease?

11. About what % of adults worldwide are estimated to be lactose intolerant?

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