Perimeter Explorations

This series of multimedia classroom kits is designed to engage 11th and 12th grade physics students in changing ideas about our universe with engaging and practical classroom activities and investigations. Perimeter Explorations Teacher Kits provide print and digital resources to support understanding of central modern physics thinking related to dark matter, quantum physics and particle physics.

What is dark matter? Recently, physicists have discovered that this mysterious, unseen material accounts for about 90% of mass in the universe. This grade 11 and 12 classroom kit provide teachers with print and digital resources to support hands-on, student exploration of concepts related to gravity and orbital motion, gravitational lensing, measuring mass of galaxies, and theories of dark matter.

Quantum physics is considered by many to be the single most important advance in our understanding of the universe. This grade 11 and 12 classroom kit provide teachers with print and digital resources to support student exploration of concepts related to the double-slit  experiment, the wave-particle duality, the nature of electrons , and interpretations and applications of quantum physics.

What is everything made of? Help your students learn more about the details of scientific advances in our understanding of the building blocks that make up everything in the cosmos. This grade 11 and 12 classroom kit provide teachers with print and digital resources to support student exploration of concepts including  hands-on activities related to Rutherford’s scattering experiments,  bubble chamber investigations, “The Particle Zoo”,  and  very recent learning from CERN and the Large Hadron Collider.

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