Particle physics masterclass

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 11, Year 12

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Photo of large hadron collider in tunnel which houses it

This resource is aimed at students who can be extended beyond the NSW Stage 6 Physics syllabus. It allows students to explore the workings of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland, learn key terms and concepts around particle physics, complete tasks that complement the Physics Syllabus, analyse real data collected by the CERN ATLAS detector, and virtually meet CERN scientists.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(PH11-10) explains and analyses waves and the transfer of energy by sound, light and thermodynamic principles

(PH11-11) explains and quantitatively analyses electric fields, circuitry and magnetism

(PH11/12-5) analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information

(PH12-13) explains and analyses the electric and magnetic interactions due to charged particles and currents and evaluates their effect both qualitatively and quantitatively

(PH12-14) describes and analyses evidence for the properties of light and evaluates the implications of this evidence for modern theories of physics in the contemporary world

(PH12-15) explains and analyses the evidence supporting the relationship between astronomical events and the nucleosynthesis of atoms and relates these to the development of the current model of the atom

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Elementary particles, Particle acceleration, Physicists, Data analysis, Forces and energy
Analysis, Critical thinking activity, Data manipulation and interpretation, Games, Interactives, Modelling, Problem solving, Research project
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Resource ID: 82333bdb-a5f0-489e-824b-43facc477443