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This resource offers a comprehensive set of materials for teaching about antimatter in a high school physics course. It includes background information written for non-physicists, Power Point lessons for free download, and extensions for students to apply newly-learned concepts. Lessons aim to engage students through analogy with themes such as, "Living in an Antimaterial World" and "Operation Annihilate!" Look also for funny tutorials, such as "What are the Indivisibles" and "Will You Be Charging That?" to help learners comprehend recent changes in our understanding of elementary particles.
Editor's Note: The use of analogy in teaching introductory physics has been the subject of education research. The key finding is that selection and use of an analogy can produce a measurable positive effect in concept learning. See Related Materials for a link to related research on this topic.
CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research. It's primary function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research. Its laboratory houses the LHC (Large Hadron Collider).
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)
4. The Physical Setting
4D. The Structure of Matter
4G. Forces of Nature
10. Historical Perspectives
10C. Relating Matter & Energy and Time & Space
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Particles and Interactions and the Standard Model
Unit Title: The Standard Model
A comprehensive set of resources for teaching a unit on antimatter. The module incorporates liberal use of analogy to help students find a context for understanding this topic. You'll find 8 lessons in the format of Power Point presentations that blend humor with zany analogies. Background information has themes such as, "Will You Be Charging That?", to help kids understand the electric charge theory of antimatter.Link to Unit:
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Is Supplemented By The Use of Analogy in Physics Learning and Education
A scholarly article that describes research into the practice of using analogies for physics education.relation by Caroline Hall
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