Daughter (5): What would happen if the heart stopped?
Me: That’s called a heart attack. You don’t want that.
D: Why not?
M: You need your heart to work.
M: It needs to pump blood.
M: Your body needs to circulate blood.
D: Do your toes need blood?
D: What is blood made of?
M: Blood cells.
D: What are blood cells made of?
M: Different kinds of molecules.
D: What are molecules made of?
M: Different kinds of atoms.
D: What are atoms made of?
M: Protons, neutrons, and electrons.
D: What are protons made of?
D: What are neutrons made of?
D: What are electrons made of?
M: Nothing makes them up. They’re elementary.
D: What are quarks made of?
D: So blood is made of quarks and electrons. You have to get to the end to find out what it’s made of.
A child’s curiosity and energy can be rejuvenating. Try to feel rejuvenated and have a wonderful day. 🙂