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 Monolith Monsters: Answers to video questions 1. meteors 2. burn up to dust 3. craters 4. desert/dry 5. strata 6. an ocean 7. geologists 8. bubbles and foams 9. died, and became stiff 10. because he can't figure out what happened to Ben 11. demolished 12. cleavage 13. silica 14. she is turning to stone 15. a meteor 16. the ground is discolored, lifeless 17. silicates 18. trace 19. make it flexible 20. crystal 21. water 22. evacuate 23. to try it on the rocks and see if it stops them from growing 24. a state of emergency 25. a salt (sodium chloride) solution (dissolved in water) 26. blow up the dam and make a saltwater barrier 27. science 28. 3%     Monolith Monsters: Suggested discussion answers 1. An iron lung is a machine that makes it possible for a person to breathe, when they can no longer do it for themselves. By lowering the pressure inside the "lung" it causes the person's lungs to inflate, and by increasing the pressure inside the person's lungs deflate. 2. According to the film nothing. Since saltwater stopped the monoliths, falling into the ocean's saltwater would have neutralized their effect. 3. The monoliths in the back could not grow because they had already used up all of the available silicon. 4. Most meteors that meet the Earth's atmosphere are about the size of a grain of sand, they, in part, make up the dust that is found in the atmosphere. 5. Percent solution = (grams of solute/grams of solution) x 100 50g salt/1050 g salt water = 0.047 (100) = 4.7% 6. Speed = distance/time therefore time = distance/speed If the monoliths grow to 100 feet and then fall down every 10 min. they are moving forward at a speed of [100 feet/10 min. =] 10 feet/min. So to get to town it will take [5280 feet/(10 feet/min.)] = 528 min. (8.8 hrs). Return to the Learning Science With Science Fiction Main Page
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