Earth Hour is finally here, it is an hour dedicated to appreciate our one and only home. To appreciate nature and all that is in it. So take part, switch off your lights and have fun.
While enjoying a candle lit dinner, here hare some fun questions (as a group or family activity) from wild wisdom quiz. How much do you know about our amazing planet? Well, how about you find out..
1. Many sea-dwelling species depends on ‘marine snow’ for life. What causes it?
a. Plants & Animals
b. North Atlantic Drift
c. Glacier Calving
d. Cold Fronts
2. The brazil-nut tree is one of the largest trees growing in the Amazon rainforests. Its seedpods are so hard that only one animal is able to break them and release the seeds. Which animal is it?
3. Antarctica contains 90% of the world’s glacier ice. If it were all to melt, by how much would it raise global sea levels?
a. 25 meters
b. 50 centimeters
c. 3 meters
d. 60 meters
4. Which freshwater species inspired the streamlined design of Japan’s Shinkansen ‘bullet’ trains?
5. What is the colour of the hairs that make up a polar bear’s fur?
6. African black rhinos are critically endangered, having been hunted almost to extinction for their horns. What colour are African black rhinos?
7. One of the main reasons for jungle deforestation is to clear land to grow oil palms. What is palm oil used for?
b. Soap and Shampoo
c. Biscuits and Cakes
d. All of these
8. For what activity do leaf cutter ants use the pieces of leaf they take back to their nest?
9. When Alaskan bear catch Pacific salmon that have returned to spawn, how much of the salmon do they usually eat?
a. The Brain and Skin
b. Everything except bones
c. Just the Flesh
d. All of it
10. Ice in the Arctic and Antarctic plays an important role in slowing global warming. How?
a. Cooling the Sea
b. Reflecting Sunlight
c. Absorbing Carbon
d. Creating Clouds
11. Cheetahs have strong, muscular tails with a flattish shape. How do they use their tail when hunting?
a. To swing from trees
b. To distract prey
c. To blend in with grass
d. To help steer
12. Only 3% of all water on our planet is freshwater (non-salty). What percentage of this is accessible for people to use?
a. Less than 1%
13. What important job do walruses use their whiskers for?
a. Finding food
b. attracting a mate
c. Judging distances
d. Keeping clean
14. Scientists say that humans are causing a mass extinction of species on our planet, due to the rate at which species are being lost. Which of these effects of human activity is the main threat to 85% of all species currently described as threatened or endangered?
a. Climate Change
b. Plastic Pollution
c. Habitat Loss
d. Illegal Hunting
15. Pacific salmon live most of their lives in the ocean, but are born in freshwater streams to which they return to lay their own eggs when fully mature. What is a newly hatched salmon in the first stage of its life cycle called?
16. Recent evidence shows that the shells of sea butterflies in Antarctic waters are dissolving. What is thought to be causing this?
a. Plastic Pollution
b. Ocean Acidification
d. Offshore Drilling
17. In recent years human activity has become the dominant influence on climate and the state of the environment. What do scientists call this new geological age for our planet?
18. What is the main food of the Crabeater Seal?
d. Antarctic Midge
19. Seas cover 70% of the surface of our planet, but because of their depth they represent 97% of habitable space. There are more than 240K known species living in the seas. How much of our planet’s seas have we explored?
20. Earth Hour 2019 will be celebrated across the world on Saturday 30th March 2019. At what local time is the symbolic lights out event celebrated?
a. 07:30– 08:30 PM
b. 08:30– 09:30 PM
c. 09:30– 10:30 PM
d. 10:30– 11:30 PM
Well.. How fun was that and how much did you learn?
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For more fun activities, check https://www.earthhour.org/education-toolkit