An Introduction to Particle Physics UsingBubble Chamber Pictures
If you are :
Then studying bubble chamber pictures is for you (and your students)!
Bubble chamber pictures offer students a very visual, qualitative introduction to particle physics. In addition, they offer some insights regarding basic ideas that many modern physicists apply in research today. Many students find these pictures to be beautiful visual displays of science “in action.”
Not only can bubble chamber pictures introduce students to particle physics, but they can offer an opportunity for students to review and apply concepts they have learned including:
They also give students a chance to practice various skills, including:
The CERN HST Bubble Chamber website contains a tutorial for teachers on bubble chambers, including three practice exercises (with answers), a photo gallery, and lesson ideas.
If you have comments and/or suggestions please send them to Gron Tudor Jones, HST Bubble Chamber project director.
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Last modified: 18/2/2007