Saturday, January 29, 2011

Atom and Eve

Earlier this week I was reviewing class notes with my fifth grade son for his upcoming science test. It was on atoms, protons, neutrons, electrons and electricity.

Me: What is an atom?

Son: One or more electron surrounding a nucleus

Me: What is an electron?

Son: A negative charge

Me: What is a proton?

Son: A positive charge

Me: What is a neutron?

Son: A neutral charge

Me: What happens when an atom loses an electron.

Son: It becomes positive.

Husband (who happened to be listening and jumped right in): Okay, so when an Adam becomes positive what is an Eve?

Son (without hesitation): A negative.