Session Number

E-4

Grade Level

Grade Level: 11-12

Start Date

1-3-2013 2:10 PM

End Date

1-3-2013 3:10 PM

Description

Best-selling books, popular PBS specials, and multi-billion-dollar machines all attest to the fascination with particle physics - including many teenagers. Physics and physical science classes can capitalize on this interest by talking about high-profile results, such as last summer's Higgs Boson Discovery. This session will answer some basic questions about contemporary particle physics and suggest some ideas for lessons and projects in particle physics.

 
Mar 1st, 2:10 PM Mar 1st, 3:10 PM

Session E-4: What's Up with the Higgs Boson? Teaching Particle Physics in High School

Best-selling books, popular PBS specials, and multi-billion-dollar machines all attest to the fascination with particle physics - including many teenagers. Physics and physical science classes can capitalize on this interest by talking about high-profile results, such as last summer's Higgs Boson Discovery. This session will answer some basic questions about contemporary particle physics and suggest some ideas for lessons and projects in particle physics.