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How do point particles create atoms with size?

This article is archived for use with my students from Ask Ethan: If Matter Is Made Of Point Particles, Why Does Everything Have A Size? 1,661 more words


Day 8: Welcome to The Fermilab

Modern Physics met today and spent a little more time on their particle adventure. Even though they didn’t finish, we moved on to a new activity so that we didn’t spend too much time at once buried in a website with so many new terms (and tigers and top hats!). 318 more words


Day 6: Quarks, Whiteboards, and What in the world are capacitors doing?

The Modern Physics class had a board meeting to discuss the rules they came up with for how quarks combine.

They also watched a couple of Physics Girl videos to give more overview of quarks and then… 219 more words


Day 5: Rutherford Upgrades and Quarks

In Modern Physics, students worked in groups and suggested improvements to the QuarkNet activity that simulated the gold foil experiment. The goal was to think of ways that we could alter the activity to make it more closely relate to the actual experiment. 17 more words

Science Electives

Day 3: Starting Particle Physics

My Modern Physics class started thinking about particle physics with the gold foil experiment. We used another QuarkNet Data Portfolio activity and simulated the experiment using marbles as the alpha particles and dice as the gold atoms. 234 more words


Day 1: Dice, Histograms, and Buggies

Modern Physics (for 11th/12th graders) started with a variation of a Quarknet Data Portfolio activity to learn how to make histograms and to start thinking about how they could be useful. 256 more words


The Photoelectric Effect

” The power of light…….!!!!”

By hearing the word ‘Photoelectric’ it seems quite interesting, isn’t it? Yeah, thats true its pretty interesting and the history of its is also amazing.

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Quantum Mechanics