I recently asked this question about explaining gravity to a 6 year old and it made it into the "Hot Network Questions" list. It generated a lot of discussion and has some very good answers.
Recently, a moderator commented on the question, saying:
The point of this site is not to educate people, it's to allow people to ask high quality physics questions and get high quality answers.
I'm not sure if the question is of high quality. Probably not. But I've seen similar questions here before:
- Explaining to a five year old - why don't bubbles run like water
- Explaining UV radiation to a 6 year old
- Explaining Newton's Laws of motion to a 6 year old
- How do you explain spinning tops to a nine year old?
These are my questions:
- Is the question off-topic? If so, why? I'd like some constructive feedback on this - I think it will help me ask better questions in the future.
- Is there any way I can improve the question without invalidating all the current answers?