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Naked science

Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it'sólightning. Truly faster than a speeding bullet and hotter than the surface of the sun, lightning strikes the Earth more than eight million times per day. Even though it has been studied over and over, the phenomenon of lightning is still very mysterious. This month on National Geographic Channel, Lightning Strike travels to a city deep in the heart of Australia that is home to violent storms. The cameras go into a cloud showing viewers the forces that actually trigger a bolt of lightning. Also on this episode, new research reveals that lightning is one of the strangest and most destructive forces in the world.

Lightning Strike is only one of the brilliant shows in the Naked Science series that includes input from some of the best minds of our time. Naked Science does not ignore the human side of science. By delving into the personal experiences of everyday people, the science discussed feels more real.

The world's earliest superpower, the Roman Empire, felt it was of great importance to improve the quality of life for its citizens. Much of the technology in use today got its start more than 1,500 years ago. The Romans invented plastic surgery, varicose vein removal, sports arenas, and high-rise apartments. Roman Technology shows the construction of the Coliseum and Pantheon, as well as discovers what made the Roman Empire so great.

Humans have been to the top of Mt. Everest and walked on the moon, but they have never even come close to visiting the deepest parts of the ocean. This highly volatile area features hurricanes, volcanoes, and some of the longest living animals on the planet. In The Deep, Naked Science explores some of these extraordinary landscapes that litter the ocean floor. From the skies to the seas and all the places in between, Naked Science has got it covered.

     
  1. Which of the following is a false statement about lightning?
       
    (A)

It strikes more than eight million victims each year.

    (B) It is still considered a mystery by those that study it.
    (C) It is hotter than the surface of the sun.
    (D) It is triggered by natural forces.
       
  2. This article is likely taken from _____.
       
    (A) a biology book
    (B) a movie review article
    (C)

a science book

    (D) an English teacher's guide
       
  3. Naked Science makes science real by _____.
       
    (A) dissecting humans on camera
    (B)

showing how science affects real people

    (C) talking only to specialists
    (D) looking at how people are made
       
  4. According to the article, what hasn't man accomplished?
       
    (A) Exploration of the moon.
    (B) Ascending to the top of high mountains.
    (C) Studying different weather patterns.
    (D)

Fully exploring the depths of the ocean.

       
      trigger   to cause something bad to start
           
      input   individual's ideas on a given subject
           
      volatile   unexpectedly or suddenly become violent or angry
           
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  Answers : 1) A    2) C    3) B    4) D
 
 
 
 
 

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