The ATLAS Experiment encourages teachers to explore the world of High-Energy Physics with their classes. Organise an International Masterclass, where students learn to analyse LHC data with the help of current ATLAS physicists, or have your class take part in an ATLAS Virtual Visit.
Host an International Physics Masterclass! Each masterclass consists of a series of lectures and discussions on particle physics followed by a hands-on session, during which students analysed real LHC data and performed measurements like particle physicists. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results. Visit the International Masterclass website to find out more.
Explore the ATLAS Control Centre in an ATLAS Virtual Visit! These visits connect classrooms with scientists located at the ATLAS experiment using video conferencing. It is a chance for students (and their teachers!) to have a conversation with the scientists working on ATLAS. Follow the instructions available here to schedule a Virtual Visit.
- Create lesson plans and devise activities with material avaiable from: IPPOG, Discover the COSMOS, CERN Education Site, QuarkNet and Go-Lab.
- Educational games and material can be found at: CERNland, the LHC Game and Quarked. PhD Comics has several illustrations on physics topics and a series called Piled Higher and Deeper on the illustrator Jorge Cham’s visit to CERN. LPPP gives a brief introduction to LHC physics. Particle Adventure is an interactive guide to fundamental concepts in high energy physics.
- Teacher programmes: For teachers who are interested in learning about the frontiers of physics and science that hasn’t made it into textbooks yet, take part in CERN's Teachers Programmes, held in the summer in a variety of languages.