Science...As Seen By Kids

Answers from kids to science test questions:
  1. Q: What is one horsepower?
    A: One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.

  2. Q: How can one determine how close to them a lightening strike was?
    A: You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it you got hit, so never mind.

  3. Q: What makes up molecules?
    A: When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.

  4. Q: What is an orbit?
    A: When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When planets do it we say they are orbiting.

  5. Q: Is the sun a star?
    A: Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime.

  6. Q: What is a vibration?
    A: A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.

  7. Q: What is a fossil?
    A: Many dead animals of the past changed to fossils, others preferred to be oil.

  8. Q: Define a vacuum.
    A: Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they're there.

  9. Q: What is exaporation?
    A: We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.

  10. Q: How are clouds formed?
    A: I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.

  11. Q: What makes it rain?
    A: Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

  12. Q: What is the average temperature in the tropics?
    A: It is so hot in some parts of the world that the people there have to live other places.
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Buffalos Chips' ( ]

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