Playing with Protons
Playing with Protons resources for primary schools based on teacher CPD at CERN.
The Ogden Trust has supported two primary teacher cohorts for the Playing with Protons UK CPD programme at CERN, Geneva. The resources below have been produced following participation in this very special CPD experience which brings together primary teachers, science education specialists and CERN researchers to develop creative approaches to helping primary students engage effectively in physics, discovery and innovation.
- Atomic games
A transition activity where a physical game is used to introduce ideas about the periodic table and atomic structure.
- The element envelope
A fun and creative activity to help children understand the structure of an atom.
- Science club
A science enrichment programme where enthusiastic learners are given the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the curriculum and take on the role of STEM ambassadors to share their expertise and enthusiasm with others.
- Particle people
A dance-style activity to help children understand the behaviour of particles within the Large Hadron Collider.
- Particle collisions
A creative computing activity, where children create animations to illustrate their learning about working scientifically in the Large Hadron Collider.
- Particle baubles
A creative activity that encourages young children to think about the question ‘What is the smallest thing?
- Older than the stars
Inspired by Older Than the Stars by Karen C. Fox, children choreograph their own dance performances to tell the story of the universe.
- Modelling an atom
An artistic modelling activity where children design and create 3D models of an atom to communicate their new learning about the building blocks of matter in a creative way.
- Biggest to the smallest
A creative activity where children use art and design skills to create a model to represent their ideas of what is big and what is small.
- Are you feeling positive?
A reflective activity to support the PSHE curriculum. Children use analogy to relate their personal feelings about learning to their new ideas about atomic structure.
|File Name||File Type||File Size||File Link|
|Playing with Protons: atomic games||359 KB||Download|
|Playing with Protons: the element envelope||514 KB||Download|
|Playing with Protons: science club||114 KB||Download|
|Playing with Protons: particle people||344 KB||Download|
|Playing with Protons: participle collisions||618 KB||Download|
|Playing with Protons: particle baubles||539 KB||Download|
|Playing with Protons: older than the stars||561 KB||Download|
|Playing with Protons: modelling an atom||575 KB||Download|
|Playing with Protons: biggest to the smallest||948 KB||Download|
|Playing with Protons: are you feeling positive?||648 KB||Download|
Published: 27 October 2021