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Exploring the World Through Science

Students Holding Up Atlas Detector Poster thumbnail187323
Students Holding Up Atlas Detector Poster thumbnail187324
Science exploration for sixth graders at Minnesauke Elementary School was abundant during a recent virtual assembly program with experimental particle physicist Chris Bee.

Dr. Bee conducted a presentation on his work at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, located in Switzerland. Students had been exploring the properties of matter and the periodic table as part of their studies, but when Dr. Bee showed photos of Atlas, the largest volume detector ever constructed, the children were in awe. They observed a particular experiment in which protons collide with such force that new particles are formed. They were invited to ask questions, and many students were interested in seeking answers about black holes and groundbreaking discoveries that better describe our universe.
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