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Mars - Posted by Ankita Dev


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: India



If you could live on Mars for a year, what do you think would be your biggest challenge?

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If you could live on Mars for a year, what do you think would be your biggest challenge?

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challenge | Food | Life | Space | Space Travel | Water

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Sugar in tea - Posted by Param


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: Goa



Why does sugar dissolve faster in hot tea than in iced tea?

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Why does sugar dissolve faster in hot tea than in iced tea?

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Physics | tea | Temperature | Water

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Water Filters


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What is a water filter?

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What is a water filter?

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Water | Water Filters

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Water: Where does it come from?


  Author - James Stanfield



Where does water come from?

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Where does water come from?

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Chemistry | Science | Space | Water

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Breathing Underwater


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Why can’t humans breathe underwater?

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Why can’t humans breathe underwater?

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Biology | Breathing | Science | Water

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Water: Why does it pass through a sieve?


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Why does water pass through a sieve?

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Why does water pass through a sieve?

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Chemistry | Physics | Science | Sieve | Water

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Living Underwater


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What do you think would be most exciting about living underwater?

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What do you think would be most exciting about living underwater?

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Exploration | Life | Living | Science | Water

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Water: Why do we need it?


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Why do we need water to survive?

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Why do we need water to survive?

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Biology | Climate | Environment | Life | Science | Water

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Salt in Salt Water


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Where does the salt go when salt water turns into water vapor?

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Where does the salt go when salt water turns into water vapor?

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Environment | Salt | Science | Water

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Water - Down the Plug Hole


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Why does the water go down the plug hole in opposite directions at each end of the planet?

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Why does the water go down the plug hole in opposite directions at each end of the planet?

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Anti-cyclonic | Cyclonic | Earth | Magnetism | Science | Water

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Water on Earth and in Humans


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Is it more than a numerical co-incidence that 70% of the earth is WATER and as much is the composition of water in the human body.

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Is it more than a numerical co-incidence that 70% of the earth is WATER and as much is the composition of water in the human body.

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Biology | Chemistry | Earth | Evolution | Geology | Human Beings | Human Body | Science | Water

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Water Supply


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The overall water supply has decreased over the last 50 years due to the human population tripling, industrial pollution, unsustainable agriculture and poor civic planning. How can we increase the supply of fresh water to people around the world?

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The overall water supply has decreased over the last 50 years due to the human population tripling, industrial pollution, unsustainable agriculture and poor civic planning. How can we increase the supply of fresh water to people around the world?

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Agriculture | Civic Planning | Environment | Human Behaviour | Population | Sustainability | Water

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Water Consumption


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How much water do you really use every day?

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How much water do you really use every day?

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Climate | Environment | Science | Sustainability | Water

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Salty Water


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How water becomes more salty?

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How water becomes more salty?

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Earth | Environment | Science | Water