The Higgs Boson and The Mystery of Mass
For this Higgs Boson and mass worksheet, learners read about the differences in elementary particle mass and they solve 4 equations using a given equation for the potential energy in the Higgs Boson field.
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The Quest for Glueballs
"If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics." - Richard Feynman. The video describes how our current model of physics predicts glueballs, groups of gluons attached to each other. Gluons have no...
8 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Higgs Boson, Part II: What is Mass?
If you're reading this, thank the Higgs field! The second video in a series of three describes how matter is given mass via the Higgs field. Pupils discover the difference between particles with and without mass and how they interact...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science
Dark Matter: How Does it Explain a Star's Speed?
Studying spiral galaxies can make your head spin! With this video, find out how astronomers calculate a galaxy's rotational speed, and how the prediction that the outermost stars slow down does not seem to be true. The mystery may be...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Basics of the Higgs Boson
Hot off the press! The Higgs boson may be proven to exist! In an ice cream "bar," two shady cartoon characters discuss the news. Since all particles are excitation of fields, the presence of this fundamental particle suggests that the...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable