ERIC Number: EJ832529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Extensive Air Showers in the Classroom
Badala, A.; Blanco, F.; La Rocca, P.; Pappalardo, G. S.; Pulvirenti, A.; Riggi, F.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n5 p903-913 Sep 2007
The basic properties of extensive air showers of particles produced in the interaction of a high-energy primary cosmic ray in the Earth's atmosphere are discussed in the context of educational cosmic ray projects involving undergraduate students and high-school teams. Simulation results produced by an air shower development code were made available on the Web by the use of ASCII files and EXCEL spreadsheets to allow people to carry out graphical and numerical analyses in cosmic ray physics.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physics, Internet, College Science, Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Simulation, Spreadsheets, Computer Uses in Education, Energy, Molecular Structure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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