Take our "What if?" science challenge

Use your science know-how to predict what will happen in the following situations

Krista Garcia

Published: 12:37 PM June 3, 2015

Updated: 3:15 PM June 3, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Before you take the actual quiz, here’s a prequel: What’s the single most important phrase in the history of science? (Clue: it’s not “Eureka”).

It’s “What if?”

Every single discovery about how earth and space works – from gravity, to reproduction, to the way light travels– all happened because one curious mind asked, “What if?”

What if humans could fly? What if we could find a cure for a disease? What if we could bend time? One day, someone asked. One day, someone found the answer.

What if you asked questions too? As that popular channel’s tagline goes, “be curious.” You just might end up discovering something wonderful. Start now – below is a sampling of some common (or not so common) situations that explain some basic science principles. Can you guess what will happen next? Take the quiz and let science explain the answer. – Rappler.com


1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1eG2y2mn54

2 http://www.cnet.com/news/what-happens-when-you-drop-a-feather-and-a-hammer-on-the-moon/

3 http://www.livescience.com/44419-egg-science-experiments.html

5 http://video.nationalgeographic.com/tv/none-of-the-above/coriolis-effect

6 http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/pressroom/podcasts/chemical-outreach-activity.pdf

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