CERN@school brings technology from CERN into the classroom to aid with the teaching of particle physics. It also aims to inspire the next generation of physicists and engineers by giving participants the opportunity to be part of a national collaboration of students, teachers and academics, analysing data obtained from detectors based on the ground and in space to make new, curiosity-driven discoveries at school.
Broadly speaking, CERN@school consists of:
- A number of Timepix detector kits for ground-based experiments, made available to schools for both teaching and research purposes
- Educational resources for teachers to use with CERN@school data and detector kits in the classroom.
By providing access to cutting-edge research equipment, raw data from ground and space-based experiments, CERN@school provides the foundation for a programme that meets the many of the aims and objectives of CERN and the programme's supporting academic and industrial partners.
If you would like to become involved with the Institute for Research in Schools and CERN@school you can join in here .
- On receipt of your signed agreement you will be sent a link to make a request to book an MX-10 detector. Please note that these are in high demand and there may be limited availability.
- Before receiving the detector plan how you are going to use it. A common approach is to use it to demonstrate properties of radiation to younger students whilst senior students can use it for a research project. Along with starter experiments, guidance on how it links to the curriculum can be found here . You can get an idea of the types of work carried out so far by visiting TAPAS, our online analysis site.
- Upload any results to TAPAS so that they will be accessible to you once the detector has left the school. Carry out analysis and share your conclusions with IRIS either through a written report or poster.