STEMpunk live Science Teachers Workshop

On Tuesday November 7, The STEMpunks, Tom, Christie (played in this episode by Stephanie Momsen) and Shane hosted our fourth STEMpunk quiz as a part of the Sydney University Science Teachers Workshop and Wayward Brewery in Annandale, Sydney. It was a huge success with a great vibe. 

Massive thanks to all involved, especially all the teachers, Wayward breweries, The Sydney University Science Teachers Workshop, team Stephanie (Christie) for winning the event, and to all for everyone in the audience for participating.


You can get involved too by answering the online Audience questions (and survey) 

Here are the questions we asked:

Audience Question 1:
An astronaut working outside a spacecraft in orbit around Earth is not attached to it. Why does the astronaut NOT drift away from the spacecraft?
A) The force of gravity acting on the astronaut and spacecraft is negligible.
(B) The spacecraft and the astronaut are in orbit around the Sun with the Earth. 
(C) The forces due to gravity acting on both the astronaut and the spacecraft are the same. 
D) The accelerations of the astronaut and the spacecraft are inversely proportional to their respective masses.
S - Science
SQ1 What was the Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for in 2016?

SQ2 1 point for each physiological effect of being in Space 
SQ3 - Student responses to Physics exam questions

1. Give a reason people would want to love near powerlines  
A) You get your electricity faster, 
B) You get your electricity cheaper, 
C) Superpowers, 
D) It's a reminder of humans ability to create electricity

2. Why are there rings on Saturn? A) Accretion disk from being a failed sun, 
B) Saturn doesn't have rings, Jupiter does, 
C) The same reason all planets have rings, 
D) Because God liked it so he put a ring on it
SQ4 - Science with a tennis ball  
Audience Question 2
According to Rutherford, all Science is either Physics or... Stamp collecting  
T - Technology
TQ1 When will Moore's law end?
TQ2 In Gartner's Hype cycle, what comes after the trough of disillusionment?
A) Technology trigger, 
B) Peak of inflated expectations, 
C) Slope of enlightenment, 
D) Plateau of productivity
TQ3 - True or False One Google search produces about 0.2g of CO2
TQ4  What would find at the website "" 
Audience question 3
What was the title of Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the first battery
A) Sir, 
B) Count, 
C) Professor, 
D) Lord
E - Engineering  
The optimist says the glass is half full, the pessimist says the glass is half empty, the engineer says...
Who said “To be a good professional engineer, always start to study late for exams. Because it teaches you how to manage time and tackle emergencies." 
EQ3 - Failed inventions
A) What is: The underwear built for two. Half the fun is getting in to them, the other half is up to you

B) True or false - DVD rewinder  
Who is NSW Chief Scientist and engineer?
Audience question 4: 
The word engineer comes from a Latin word meaning what?
A) applied science, 
B) cleverness, 
C) contraction of "engine" and "beer", 
D) technical
M - Mathematics  
If ..... is the maths dance for y=x. What is....
1) y=-|x|, 
2) y=sin(x) 
3) y=x^2, 
4) y^2+x^2=r^2 
According to a 2009 study, What will help students with their maths tests?
1) Chewing Gum, 
2) Studying, 
3) Sleeping, 
4) Hypnotherapy
What was found in Newton's Principia Mathematica 300 years after it was published?
1) a typo, 
2) a maths error, 
3) a bug, 
4) a joke
Is 0 an even or odd number?

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