• Question: what sort of dances can explain plasma and other science?

    Asked by 352terb32 to Angeline on 9 Mar 2015.
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      Angeline Burrell answered on 9 Mar 2015:

      Well, pretty much any kind of dance can be used to explain plasma or other sciences. Of course some dances are easier to use to express different ideas. I think that partner dances like swing or salsa are great for showing how two different parts interact. In a plasma this would be the ions and electrons. Individual or group dances like ballet or breakdancing make it easy to show large changes of a system, such as changes energy.

      I like South American dances a lot, so I’ve used tango and bachata to show how atoms and molecules that are energized by sunlight change from having no charge separate into electrons and ions.