Could the Fire Lord’s Banished Son Explain Fusion?

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Posted by Rezwan Razani on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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Thank you to my nephews for introducing me (repeatedly) to “The Zuko Song.”  Zuko is a “Fire Bender” from the Avatar animated series. Can this beloved cultural icon help explain plasma?

Avatar, a metaphysical, metaphorical story, features a world in which people can manipulate the elements with their consciousness. As it features no actual physics, it scores an NR* from the Movie Physics Rating System.

Nevertheless, “fire bending” is a great metaphor for plasma physics.  There is thus potential for Zuko and the Avatar gang to take us through an engaging conversation about plasma. 

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