My science book - a ticket to new learning.
A Blog Post by Julius Korey
My book that I read this week with my reading group was about four great scientists. In this blog post I will be writing about Ernest Rutherford one of the greatest scientists in New Zealand. There might even be a picture of him in your pocket right now. We are doing a science inquiry at the moment and I am really engaged in it - which has got me thinking… am I the next Ernest Rutherford?
Ernest Rutherford was the first person to create a nuclear reaction. Which is when an atom (a nuclear structure) is mixed with a subatomic particle (such as a proton or neutron) and it splits. He did this using his machine that he invented to fire alpha particles.
This all sounds very complex, like a complex sentence, but if you are passionate about something and focus hard on it you can do anything. Even split an atom.