Particle Physics: a Physics Kit

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This resource, produced by SEPNet and Queen Mary University of London, uses Lego to represent the building blocks of matter. Different colour Lego bricks are assigned to different quarks and leptons. The quarks can be put together to make hadrons, such as protons and neutrons. The blocks can also be used to show particle interactions and decays. There is also a PowerPoint presentation, which shows the types of particles and decays and touches on conservation laws, and the forces between the particles. This PowerPoint can be used with students in class. More detail is provided in the pdf document, which also contains rules for colour combination, an interactions quiz and beta-decay in detail. The MS Word document contains teacher notes on the PowerPoint presentation. It also contains Lego versions of Meson and Baryon octects, and shows some examples of decays and interactions using diagrams and Lego bricks.

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