Collisions (Virtual Discovery Activity)
Using marbles, students perform an experiment that models sub-atomic particle collisions in the Relativistic Heavy Io…
Using marbles, students perform an experiment that models sub-atomic particle collisions in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Students will make observations for analysis to learn about how energy is transferred in different types of collisions.
A virtual visit to Brookhaven’s Science Learning Center will excite and engage students in grades 1 to 5. Young scientists can enjoy discovery-based, hands-on learning experiences centered on a variety of scientific principles.
-Flexible instruction for whether students are in the classroom or at home
-Interactive, instructor-led session facilitated with students using materials from school or home (can also be demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials)
-Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking
-Secure link to Zoom videoconferencing platform will be provided
-Sessions are 30 minutes, Tuesday to Friday at 9:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm (plan for additional time to get settled in the virtual classroom)
-One class per session
Grade 1: “Seeing the Light” or "Sounds Around"
Grade 2: “Animal Tracking” or "Blocks and Marbles"
Grade 3: “Conductor & Insulators” or “Magnets” or "Observing Nano in Nature"
Grade 4: “Collisions” or "Potential & Kinetic Energy"
Grade 5: “Spectroscopy” or “Static Electricity”
To learn more or to book your virtual field trip, visit:
Ticket Required: No
Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 11