Science by the American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Join AMNH in exploring the wonders of the natural world, from A(rchaeology) to Z(oology)!

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Marine Biology: Life in the Ocean

Test your knowledge about our watery world with this quiz.

  1. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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What Do You Know About Biodiversity?

Test your knowledge about the variety of life on Earth with this quiz.

  1. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Virtual Water

What do you know about virtual water (the water you didn't know you were using).

  1. Which beverage takes the most water to produce (including to grow and process the plants)?
  2. Which of these three grains takes the most water to grow?
  3. Which snack takes the most water to grow and produce?
  4. … and 4 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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The Universe: Our Place in Space

Test your knowledge about the Universe and all the things in it.

  1. Since light takes time to travel, the farther out into space we look ...
  2. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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What do you know about Poison?

Test your knowledge on poison by taking this quiz!

  1. Some organisms use poisons to survive. Some to capture prey. What’s another use for poison?
  2. Which disease is caused by mercury poisoning?
  3. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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ArchaeOLogy: Clues from the Past

Test your knowledge about what it takes to dig stuff up.

  1. Archaeology is the study of:
  2. Why do archaeologists create a map of the site before they dig?
  3. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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What do you know about Paleontology?

Test your knowledge about the age of dinosaurs.

  1. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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The Human Microbiome

Test your knowledge about the microbes that live in and on us in this 10-question quiz!

  1. What percent of all the cells in the human body are bacterial cells?
  2. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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What do you know about climate change?

Test your knowledge about climate change.

  1. An unexpected thunderstorm is an example of:
  2. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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What do you know about stars?

Test your starry knowledge with this stellar quiz!

  1. How many stars are there in the Milky Way Galaxy?
  2. Most stars form in tightly packed groups called:
  3. A star's mass is the most important thing that determines:
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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The American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

OLogy: The Museum’s website for kids

OLogy offers games, videos, articles, and hands-on activities about 14 “OLogies,” or branches of science, from Archeaology to Zoology. OLogy taps into the scientific research and collections of the Museum to present authentic science for kids ages 7 and up. OLogy was redesigned in 2016 to be available for mobile and tablet users, and to meet national guidelines for accessibility. OLogy has won numerous awards from educational publishers, including the 2015 REVERE Award from the Association of American Publishers and several Teacher’s Choice award from Learning Magazine, in addition to a Webby Award. Visit OLogy at www.amnh.org/ology.