Student ACtivities:
Fundamental Particles

The Contemporary Physics Education Project has a free set of exciting classroom activities with worksheets.

This set, which has been very popular for 30 years, brings particle physics to the classroom with meaningful activities. It describes the concepts of the Fundamental Particles and Interactions chart: quarks, neutrinos, the fundamental forces, the history, as well as the design and use of particle accelerators and detectors.

It has separate student and teacher worksheets. Teachers are encouraged to print out and reproduce these pages for classroom activities. Produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Activity One: Fundamentally Speaking

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Activity Two: Psyching Out the System

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Activity Three: Rutherford's Discovery

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Activity Four: Tracking Unseen Particles

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Activity Five: The Rules of the Game

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Activity Six: Observing Magnetic Effects on Particle Beams

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Activity Seven: Picturing Particles

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