Scientific Opinions

It’s always fun to hear what younger kids say when responding to questions. These answers to science are from The Advertiser Democrat of Oxford County, Maine. Thanks!

  • When scientists broke open molecules, they found the were only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open the atoms, they found they were stuffed with explosions.
  • While the earth appears to be knowingly keeping its distance from the sun, it really is only centrificating.
  • One horsepower is how much energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.
  • Rainbows are just for us to look at, but not really understand.
  • You can listen to thunder after seeing lightning and tell how close you came.
  • If people run around in circles, we say they are crazy. When planets do the same thing, we say they are orbiting.
  • The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.
  • In South America, they have cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage.
  • There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters haven’t been discovered yet. Finding them all means living forever.
  • Someday we may learn to make magnets that can point in any direction.
  • A vibration is a motion that can’t make up its mind where to go.
  • Most books today say the sun is a star. But it still knows how to change itself back into a sun in the daytime.
  • Lime is a green-tasting rock.
  • Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180 degrees between boiling and freezing because there are 180 degrees between north and south.
  • There’s a tremendous weight which is pushing down on the center of the earth because of so much population stomping around up there these days.
  • Some people are able to tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.
  • Genetics explains why you look like your father and, if you don’t, why you should.
  • To most people a solution means finding the answers. But to chemists a solution is when things are all mixed up.
  • Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be oil.
  • Some oxygen molecules help make fires while others help make water, so sometimes it’s brother against brother.
  • We say perfume disappears because of evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.
  • Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they’re there.
  • Clouds keep circling the earth around and around and around. There is not much else for them to do.
  • Clouds are high-flying fogs.
  • I’m not sure how clouds are formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that’s the important thing.
  • When we look at a drop of water under a microscope, we find that there are twice as many H’s as O’s.
  • Water vapor get’s together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.

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