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Playing with Protons: How CERN Inspires Primary School Students

January 6, 2015         Updated January 5, 2015

Over the last year, I've been involved in the design and implementation of an education project aimed at introducing physics, particle physics and CERN to K-6 students. The project, entitled "Playing with Protons", was initiated by Tina Nantsou, a physics teacher at Hill Memorial School, the oldest operating elementary school in Greece. 

The one-year project has been documented in a video that I'd like to share with the Edutopia community. The video and an associated article have been published at the "Students & Educators" section of the CERN website: http://home.web.cern.ch/students-educators/updates/2014/12/cern-inspires-primary-school-students-play-protons

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