Quarkoala

United States

My Passions:
-Physics.
-Writing.
-Math.
-Reading.
-Music.
-Computer science.

My Large Collections:
-Books.
-Tabletop games.

Message from Writer

Check out my Weekly Competition of Competitions:
https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/
shared/167530/version/332343

For free peer reviews, check out:
"GET UNLIMITED PEER REVIEWS!!!"
https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/
shared/158866/version/310403

In honor of 30 followers, I'm doing a Q&A:
https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/
shared/167486/version/329551

Competition of the Week:
https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/
shared/168656/version/333109

Quarkoala #myname

April 14, 2020

FREE WRITING

2
    My username, Quarkoala, is really two words: quark, and koala. A quark is a subatomic (smaller than an atom) particle. In fact, as far as we know, it is an elementary particle (not made up of smaller particles). Quarks are positively charged, and are in a category of particles called fermions (spin one-half). Groups of three quarks stuck together, depending on the types of quarks, can be protons or neutrons. These subatomic particles make up the nucleus (center) of an atom.
    Koalas are animals who live (and sleep) in eucalyptus trees (in Australia). Though they are also called koala bears, they are not actually bears, and are related to kangaroos and wombats. Scientifically, they are called Phasclarctos Cinereus. They sleep a lot - up to nineteen hours.

Print

See History
  • April 14, 2020 - 6:03pm (Now Viewing)

Login or Signup to provide a comment.

4 Comments
  • Samina

    Wow, this sounds interesting. Good job!


    9 months ago
  • Quarkoala

    Correction: quarks are charged particles, but while some are positively charged (2/3), some are negatively charged (-1/3).


    10 months ago
  • Quarkoala

    I don't have a favorite animal, the upside down koala has just been my symbol for a while. My username was first just Quark, because I like particle physics, but I changed it to go with my avatar.


    10 months ago
  • Mary Wall

    What a cool username! :) What is it about quarks that made you choose it? And koalas? Are they your favorite animal?


    10 months ago