(We have been learning about the periodic table)

Sam:  Mom, do you think I should add Argon to my metal team?

Me:  Argon is not a metal.

Sam:  I know that, but there is no gas team and if there was they would be evil and Argon is not evil.  So, do you think I should add Argon to the metal team?

Me:  I don’t think I would, because the name of the team is “The Metal Team.”

Sam:  What if I told you that it’s origin was from a machine that could turn gas into metal and turn metal back into gas?  And what if I told you that Argon was a person and he absorbed all of himself and then climbed into the machine and became a metal?  Argon is really cool.

Me:  I guess it would be okay then.

Sam:  Maybe we could add a few more gasses to the metal team.  This could be really interesting.  I need to go think about other elements; like Argon’s best friend Carbon.

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