Journey into the world of particles

Between the 15th and the 19th of April we organized a series of STEM activities dedicated to the STEM Discovery Week 201 , the Apollo 50th Anniversary and the Planetarium BAIA MARE 50th Anniversary. During this week the students have used English to learn about the space missions, life on ISS, Particle Physics by studying CERN’s website and other websites (1,2) created by graduates of LTER, members of Fun Science Club “QUARK”.

One of the STEM activities has been „Journey into the world of particles”. It started with a quiz. We watched my movie at Globe Universe of Particles Exhibition (translated by Juhasz Bianca Patricia and created by Florin Ionce) and we found out about CERN’s objectives.

CERN hosts a gigantic complex of particle accelerators. But…

•           What is an accelerator?

•           How does an accelerator work?

•           What are the characteristics of an accelerator?

•           What type of accelerators are at CERN?

•           What type of accelerators do you know?

The students in the 11th and the 12th grades, after working in teams, presented to their colleagues the link between the world of particles, physics, the world wide web, medicine and the Universe.
Through games that you can see at children can explore the Control Center and learn about how an accelerator works. My students made a glossary with specific terms. They have also discovered interesting information about jobs related to Physics from CERN.

At the end of the activity the questions of the survey were analyzed and the answers to the questions were formulated. After the activity ended, we organized an exhibition called „Journey into the world of particles” which took place between 22.04-04.05 at the county’s library „Petre Dulfu” in Baia Mare.

Did you know…

•  in April 2019 we celebrated 40 years of Physics at CERN ? • thirty years ago, an unimaginably powerful tool was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee here, at CERN
• were you find about Space jobs in Physics?

Other interesting things at site’s members QUARK .

How did the universe begin? What is its destiny? To try to give answers to them until today, he developed “tools”. This is the LHC – the most powerful tool for studying the birth of the Universe. THEY SAY “STEM are really INTERESTING”!

I hope that they will write articles for our magazine “Quark” . THIS ISSUE of the magazine IS ABOUT OUR ASTRONAUT – DUMITRU PRUNARIU.

About cosmos… The first and only Romanian cosmonaut, Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu (born 27 September 1952) began his career as an engineer prior to enrolling in the Romanian Air Forces. Prunariu and Popov landed on Earth on 22 May 1981, after 7 days, 20 hours and 43 minutes since take off. The Soyuz 40 flight was the last flight of the original Intercosmos program. Salyut 6 was space laboratory.

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ANIŢAŞ CORNELIA LĂCRĂMIOARA-Physics teacher at “Emil Racoviță” High School, Baia Mare, Romania,voluntary and Project Coordinator of the QUARK Project in collaboration with  “Petre Dulfu” County Library in Baia Mare.

For all science teachers…Follow me in my trip at CERN (HST), MICROCOSM, Square Van Hove, Globe Universe of Particles Exhibition( places you can visit at CERN). Have a nice trip with Quark’s members .

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About Cornelia Lăcrămioara Anițaș

ANIŢAŞ CORNELIA LĂCRĂMIOARA-Physics teacher at "Emil Racoviță" High School, Baia Mare, Project coordinator of the QUARK Project in collaboration with "Petre Dulfu" County Library Baia Mare in 2019, CERN- HST 2010 Ambassador Having 27 years of teaching experience with Romanian students and being a volunteer in social projects, I am looking forward to improve my teaching and learning skills. Every year I have participated with my students in national competitions, scientific symposiums and conferences and various European projects / eTwinning projects (Trip to CERN, Optics in nature ...). These have been not only useful for their development, but also pleasant experiences for the whole team. I was also involved in several online projects and our team regularly writes articles for our science magazine dedicated to students: About my trip at CERN (HST), places to visit (MICROCOSM, Square Van Hove, Globe Universe of Particles Exhibition), the program’s activities.