Quarked!--Adventures in Particle Physics Education
Physics Teacher Volume 47, Number 1, ISSN 0031-921X
Particle physics is a subject that can send shivers down the spines of students and educators alike--with visions of long mathematical equations and inscrutable ideas. This perception, along with a full curriculum, often leaves this topic the road less traveled until the latter years of school. Particle physics, including quarks, is typically not introduced until high school or university. Many of these concepts can be made accessible to younger students when presented in a fun and engaging way. Informal science institutions are in an ideal position to communicate new and challenging science topics in engaging and innovative ways and offer a variety of educational enrichment experiences for students that support and enhance science learning. Quarked![TM] Adventures in the Subatomic Universe, a National Science Foundation EPSCoR-funded particle physics education program, provides classroom programs and online educational resources.
MacDonald, T. & Bean, A. (2009). Quarked!--Adventures in Particle Physics Education. Physics Teacher, 47(1), 38-41.