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ERIC Number: EJ941341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
More "Hands-On" Particle Physics: Learning with ATLAS at CERN
Long, Lynne
Physics Education, v46 n3 p270-280 May 2011
This article introduces teachers and students to a new portal of resources called Learning with ATLAS at CERN (, which has been developed by a European consortium of academic researchers and schools' liaison and outreach providers from countries across Europe. It includes the use of some of the mind-boggling facts and figures from the Large Hadron Collider experiment to illustrate some basic school physics concepts. It also uses innovative software adapted and made available on the web by European particle physics researchers to introduce a more innovative investigative approach to teaching particle physics concepts. This gives students a more "hands-on" experience in the classroom and a feel for what real scientific research might be like. (Contains 13 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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