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Field Trip Earth

Have you taken our planetary field trip, in celebration of Earth Day 2020? Watch the video and then test your knowledge.

Arial view of Planet Earth
1

How was this image taken?

 

By a photographer on the Moon

 

From an orbiting satellite

 

From an airplane circling the globe

 

Generated by a computer

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ANSWER: From an orbiting satellite

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2

What can you NOT see in satellite images of Earth?

 

The Hayden Planetarium

 

Base Camp at Mt. Everest

 

Country borders

 

Weather patterns

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ANSWER: Country borders

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Arial view of Planet Earth
3

What is this an image of?

 

Himalayas

 

Andes

 

Alps

 

Catskills

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ANSWER: Himalayas

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4

What is NOT true of the Himalayas?

 

They provide water for billions of people

 

They're still growing

 

They block air currents

 

They're as old as Earth itself

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ANSWER: They're as old as Earth itself

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Arial view of Planet Earth
5

What is this an image of?

 

Hudson River

 

The Seine

 

Nile River

 

The Ganges

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ANSWER: Nile River

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6

Where do most Egyptians live?

 

In pyramids

 

In the desert

 

In the mountains

 

Along a river

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ANSWER: Along a river

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Arial view of Planet Earth
7

What is this an image of?

 

Amazon River Delta

 

Great Barrier Reef

 

Caribbean Sea

 

Long Island Sound

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ANSWER: Great Barrier Reef

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8

What is NOT true of coral reefs?

 

They cause hurricanes

 

They take thousands of years to grow

 

They provide food for people and other animals

 

They provide shelter from storms

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ANSWER: They cause hurricanes

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Arial view of Planet Earth
9

What is this an image of?

 

Manaus, Brazil

 

Cairo, Egypt

 

Delhi, India

 

New York City, USA

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ANSWER: New York City, USA

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10

What do Manaus, Cairo, Delhi and New York City have in common?

 

They're all on rivers

 

They all have glaciers

 

They're all above sea level

 

They all have Roman ruins visible from space

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ANSWER: They're all on rivers

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Arial view of Planet Earth
11

What is this an image of?

 

Australia

 

Tibetan Plateau

 

Amazon Rainforest

 

Sahara Desert

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ANSWER: Amazon Rainforest

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12

What is NOT true of the Amazon River?

 

It's the longest river in Africa

 

It flows past the city of Manaus

 

It has 1,000 tributaries feeding into it

 

It receives water from glaciers in the Andes

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ANSWER: It's the longest river in Africa

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Arial view of Planet Earth
13

What is this an image of?

 

Surface of Mars

 

Australian Outback

 

Miami Beach

 

Sahara Desert

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ANSWER: Sahara Desert

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What is TRUE about the Sahara?

 

It's the largest desert on Earth

 

Nothing can survive there except people and camels

 

It was once under a sea

 

It's one of the most biodiverse places on Earth

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ANSWER: It was once under a sea

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