Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Science Imaginings

After watching a science video, little short segments from Ambrose Videos, Turning Points in the Physical Sciences, D started considering what he'd just seen and heard. I had him take notes on these, only one at a time and they're little five minute segments. (He threw such a fit, I made him do two, he stopped real quick when I added work.)
One of the segments was the discovery of the A-bomb. He wondered what it would be like to be able to move at the speed of light and watch the bomb explode. He's just gotten a digital camera to play with, he loves taking videos of things as he explodes them, sets them on fire, drops or flings them, shoots arrows and films it, things like that. So now he's wondering about a nuclear bomb but he knows he wants to see it FROM the speed of light so it will be obvious what's going on during the explosions. He's always fantasizing about a camera speed of thousands of frames per second.