The four forces & standard Model of Particles - Google Hangout

Wednesday, 11 February, 2015

 The four forces & standard Model of Particles  is a Google Hangout (one in a series with Dr Pamela L. Gay) that took place on Wednesday, February 11, 18:00 (CET).

In this Hangout on Air, we will discuss the four forces that hold our universe together, and have the potential to tear things apart. These forces are controlled by special force-communicating particles called bosons, and in a twist of fate these bosons in turn control how every other particle - the particles that make up planets and people - interact with one another.   

In this hangout, you will be provided with a brief overview of the what the four forces are.  You will then get to see an interview with two scientists working at CERN who will help you understand how researchers explore how these forces do what they do. Finally, we will overview materials you can use to explore these forces in your classroom.

Highlighted Programs: QuarkNet

Highlighted Facility: CERN

Inquiry Activity: Build a cloud chamber (or watch/analyze video of a cloud chamber)

A recording of the Hangout is available here.

The learning scenario is here.

Also, check the entire list of hangouts in the series, and join the community dedicated to the topic of this hangout, where you will be able to discuss about particles, the four forces and other interesting related subjects!