Quantum Physics - Unit Summary

Total duration

16 lessons, 1 hour each

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Lesson 3 – Particle physics

Learning outcomes

After these lessons students will be able to:

Big ideas

Learning Sequence

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  1. Welcome students to this lesson and encourage several of the students to introduce themselves to each other.
  2. Reflection – Teacher undertakes a quick review of the key ideas presented in the previous lessons.
  3. Investigation – Teacher introduces fermions and bosons and identifies common particles of each family. See the key ideas covered in Prezi L3.1 Particle Physics. Resources
  4. Discussion – Students discuss key ideas and teachers attend to backchat questions as they arise. Teacher shares YouTube clip – Strange Charm: A Song about Quarks. Resources
  5. Investigation – Teacher introduces the purpose and types of particle accelerators. See the key ideas covered in Prezi L3.2 Large Hadron Collider. Resources

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Home Learning

  1. Students continue to explore possible quantum topics suitable for their assignment research task and presentation in week 8. Students visit NVSES unit resources for some possible topic ideas.