ATLAS Colouring Books & Activities

About the books

Enjoy free-to-download colouring books by the ATLAS Collaboration, ideal for kids (and adults) of all ages! In these books, you'll discover how experiments detect particles, what their properties are, and how scientists are working together to learn more about our Universe.

ATLAS Colouring Book

ATLAS Experiment
Colouring Book

Available in 19 languages, the ATLAS Experiment colouring book introduces kids to the field of High-Energy Physics and the work being carried out by the ATLAS Collaboration.

Learning objectives:

  • ATLAS scientists work together to study particles, the basic building blocks of our universe.

  • ATLAS scientists use a detector to find and identify particles.

  • The ATLAS Collaboration is diverse. Anyone can be an ATLAS scientist.

  • The Standard Model and the Higgs Boson.

ATLAS Colouring Book

Particles of the Universe
Colouring Book

Everything around us is made up of tiny, elementary particles. In this colouring book, kids can meet all of the particles that scientists have discovered (so far!) and learn about the role they play in our Universe.

Learning objectives:

  • Matter is made of tiny elemental particles.

  • Particles are the building blocks of all matter and are responsible for forces.

  • Scientists use experiments to find and study particles.

  • There are different types of particles with different functions.

Downloads

Guide for Parents and Teachers

Parents Teachers Guide

This guide will help parents and teachers discuss the subjects addressed in the ATLAS Colouring Books. It isn’t an encyclopaedia of all of particle physics; instead, it provides a general overview of both the science and the research for non-experts. The guide will enhance your understanding of the field so you can feel more comfortable in sharing your knowledge with kids. It will also provide you with a list of resources in case you want to learn more about some topics.

Questions addressed:

  • What is particle physics?
  • How does the Large Hadron Collider work?
  • What is the Standard Model of Particle Physics?
  • What are particle generations and colour charge?
  • What about antiparticles and cosmic rays?
  • Have physicists discovered everything?
  • How can you work at ATLAS?

Activity Sheets

ATLAS Activity Sheets build upon concepts introduced in the ATLAS colouring books, allowing kids to cement their new understanding of particle physics and explore all-new topics. For ease of printing, these sheets are available in colour and black & white.

Antiparticles

Particles vs. Antiparticles

Download in English, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Italian
Maze

Follow particle decays through a maze

Download in English, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Italian
Label the Detector

Label the Detector

Download in English, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Italian
Make your own Standard Model

Make your own Standard Model

Download in English, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Italian
Spot the Differences

Spot the Differences

Download in English, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Italian

Credit and Terms of Use

The ATLAS Experiment Colouring book is free to download for personal and educational use. Content Copyright: ATLAS Experiment © 2022 CERN

Credits for the Particles of the Universe Colouring Book:

  • Particle illustrations by Carolina De Luca
  • Additional illustrations by Mariana Velho
  • Text and Project Development by Katarina Anthony and Mariana Velho for the ATLAS Collaboration

Credits for the ATLAS Experiment Colouring Book:

  • Illustrations by CERNland.net, Carolina De Luca and Rebecca Pitt
  • Text by Katarina Anthony for the ATLAS Collaboration
  • Project development by Veronica Ruberti and Katarina Anthony
  • Pages 4-5; Characters of Bob and Betty: Designed by ovnii.it for CERNland.net
  • Pages 9-11: Designed by Carolina De Luca, carolinadeluca.com
  • Page 12: Designed by Rebecca Pitt, based on earlier work by Joao Pequenao for the exhibit www.the-higgs-boson-and-beyond.org

Credits for the Guide for Parents and Teachers:

  • Text and Project Development by Mariana Velho for the ATLAS Collaboration
  • Particle illustrations by Carolina De Luca
  • Photos courtesy of CERN

Credits for the Activity Sheets:

  • Project development & additional illustrations by Mariana Velho
  • Particle illustrations by Carolina De Luca