Antimatter Using Film Clips from Angels & Demons
Ages: 14+: High School;
Length: Snippet: 6 or 6:30 minutes.
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Learner Outcomes/Objectives: Students will learn about the properties that make antimatter different from matter at fundamental level and the energy released in different kinds of explosions.
Rationale: The film clips provide an excellent supplement to a unit on fundamental particles of physics.
Description of the Film Clips: A flask containing recently produced antimatter is stolen from the research facility at CERN and used to threaten Vatican City with mass destruction. The explosion actually takes place but high up in the sky with only minor destruction at ground level.
[The Snippet Lesson Plan continues with brief background on Antimatter, what it is, what it does and why it is important. It then supplies details on how to use it in class.
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