Question Sheet: How a Gecko Defies Gravity

By Science News for Students, 18:13 PM December 9, 2011

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  1. What kind of animal is a gecko?
  2. If you could walk on ceilings, what sorts of places would you want to visit?

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  1. What is a possible benefit of the research being done on how geckos stick to surfaces?
  2. How was it proved that geckos do not produce a gummy substance in order to walk upside-down?
  3. What are setae? Why are they so important for geckos?
  4. If setae are not sticky by themselves, how do geckos stick to surfaces?
  5. What could "gecko-inspired" tape be u...

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