This model can be used to teach students about beam interactions in particle accelerators. It is designed to be accessible to the visually impaired as well as seeing students. The two pieces are different, and will lock into eachother.
Overview and Background
In particle accelerators, beams are focused and then made to collide at a point surrounded by detectors. This model illustrates the collision of two beams and can be used to illustrate the concept to students.
Lesson Plan and Activity
Tactile Collider: Higgs
This object forms a part of the Higgs station in the Tactile Collider project. Other resources and full lesson plan ideas can be found at our website: www.tactilecollider.uk