• Question: What is your favorite scientific word?

    Asked by edboiy to William, Thibaut "Tibo", Harry, Georgia, Emily, Aimee on 9 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Georgia Orton

      Georgia Orton answered on 9 Nov 2019:


      My favourite scientific word is Zwitterion because it is fun to say.
      It is the word for a molecule that has a positive charge and a negative charge that are separated.

      I am dyslexic and sometimes am not great at spelling. However, I find scientific words a lot easier to spell because they tend to be written the same way as we say them.

    • Photo: Aimee Egglestone

      Aimee Egglestone answered on 11 Nov 2019:


      Effervescence – which is just fancy fizzing!

    • Photo: Thibaut Deviese

      Thibaut Deviese answered on 11 Nov 2019:


      I like draculin and miraculin.
      – Draculin is an anticoagulant found in the saliva of vampire bats.
      – Miraculin is a protein found in Miracle Fruit that makes sour foods taste sweet after contact with taste buds

    • Photo: Emily Sparkes

      Emily Sparkes answered on 18 Nov 2019:


      Polyolefin – I love the way it rolls off your tongue! Also superloop.
      Polyolefins are polymers that make up the majority of plastics we use in day to day life.
      As superloop is an attachment for a machine that allows you to load large volumes of liquid automatically

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