Atomic Bombs

I have been studying atomic bombs and the affect they have on the human body and the environment for capstone.

When an atomic bomb is dropped it lets out energy and and an unbelievable amount of heat. The heat is so intense the anyone standing within a 8 km radius of where the bomb is dropped will receive 3rd degree burns all over they’re body. If someone were to survive the heat they would then have to survive the radiation that is also let out when an atomic bomb is detonated. The radiation increases the chances of cancer.

When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at the end of world war ll about 80,000 people died instantaneously then about another 80,000 people died in the next week or so because of radiation sickness. The bomb resulted in about 180,000 deaths in total. This bomb was the equivalent of 21,000 thousand tons of TNT. The biggest bomb in the american arsenal of nuclear weapons is the B83 bomb it is equivalent of 1,000,000 tons of TNT. This bomb would do about 5 times as much damage as the Hiroshima bomb did.

The biggest atomic bomb ever detonated was the soviet union’s Tsar Bomba it was the equivalent of 50,000,000. The bomb was tested on a remote island north of Russia. At the downfall of the soviet union the bomb was decommissioned because many thought it could cause the downfall of humanity.

How an Atomic Bomb Works

On the outside of the bomb there is a hard shell made of metal. Right underneath the shell there is a layer of explosives under the explosives there is a pusher under the pusher there is either Plutonium or Uranium 235. When the explosives explode they push the pusher that’s surrounding the metal you’re using into the metal making it much smaller than it was. The metal will shrink until there there is no space for it to get any smaller. The atoms inside the metal start to fire into each other causing fission. The atoms start to break apart into two when fission occurs. When an atom splits in half huge amounts of energy form. When an atom splits in half the two pieces fire into other atoms causing more atoms to split. This is called a chain reaction. All these atoms splitting let’s out tremendous amounts of energy. Finally the bomb shell cracks and the explosion occurs. This whole process takes approximately 0.0000000000018 seconds.

Radiation is formed because the smaller atoms that were part of the bigger atoms are unstable which means they let of radiation. There are three different types of radiation Alpha particles, Beta particles, and Gamma rays. The most dangerous type of radiation is called Gamma rays this type of radiation can enter your DNA and it can cause leukemia cancer and other types of cancer.

]A mushroom cloud is formed when all the heat released out of the bomb rises up which causes the stem part of the mushroom form and then the top part of the mushroom is formed when the heat of the bomb hits cooler air up in the atmosphere which causes it to flatten out. 

If you would like to see an atomic bomb exploding click here.

My Trip to Aspen

Even though there wasn’t much snow this year I had a great time. The skiing was fine at the top of the mountain just not at the bottom. I had two great ski instructors and we had a lot of fun. The favorite run I went on is called Mushroom. It is a double black diamond in the middle of a forest. It was steep and bumpy.


I also went to wonderful restaurants I went to to my favorite one called Kenichi it is a Japanese restaurant. My grandparents bring my older brother and I every year.

Best in the World



I am from Aspen, Colorado where I bike and kayak in the summer and ski in the winter. Where my family goes every year. Aspen is where I’m from.


I am from my mom’s delicious pasta with meat sauce she makes for me every saturday. She makes it with meat tomatoes and other great thing. My mom’s meat sauce is where I’m from.


I’m from Paris where the streets are wide and free and where the food is the best in the world. Where my aunt, uncle and cousins live. Paris is where I’m from.


I’m from New York City with the bright broadway lights and the loud crazy drivers. Where the buildings tower over everyone and everything. New York City is where I’m from.


I’m from mountain biking in Colorado on the steep, windy, narrow paths. In the middle of the wilderness. Mountain biking is where I’m from.


I’m from Aspen, my mom’s pastas, New York City, and mountain biking. I am from all these places, but I’m mostly from the Browns and Faivres.  Mom and Dad.


Hi, my name is Jonathan! Welcome to my blog here is some information about me.

My favorite place in the world is Aspen, Colorado.  My family goes every summer and every Christmas for vacation. We love to ski. I have two brothers one older one younger. My favorite sport is hockey. I play every day. My favorite hobby is mountain biking. The best restaurant I’ve ever been to is L’ami Louis in Paris. Paris is my favorite city. My cousins, aunt, and uncle live there. My mom was born and raised in southern France. My dad was born in Michigan.  He then went to University Of Michigan. We now live in Westchester, New York. I love to drive golf carts. Whenever we visit our grandma and grandpa in Michigan we go to their country club and my grandma lets me drive the golf cart on the course while she plays. Once the cart almost flipped over. That day I learned my lesson–don’t drive until you’re sixteen. My favorite food is steak. My mom makes it best!