Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory: Television Chocolate
  • Science → Chemistry → Properties of Matter
  • Science → Physics → Particle Theory

Willy Wonka demonstrates his latest invention: television chocolate, which makes it possible to send a real bar of chocolate through the television. Willy Wonka explains his inspiration: if television can break up a photograph into millions of tiny pieces, why can't he do the same with chocolate? His guests state that the invention is impossible, and one of the kids briefly explains the scientific reasoning behind it (which isn't entirely accurate). Mr. Wonka sends a large chocolate bar into a TV set, and Charlie reaches in and grabs it, showing that the invention does in fact work.

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  1. What about the properties of matter makes this invention a difficult task?
  2. Do you think this experiment is something that could happen in the future? Why or why not?
  3. In what other useful ways could this type of particle movement be used?

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