Saturday, August 31, 2013

Videos in the classroom: The Higgs Field



Professor Peter Higgs

Videos are interesting and powerful resources to introduce in the classroom. 

Some years ago a teacher displayed videos in the classroom once in a while. And always as a 
motivation to some subject, not for explanation.

But I can tell you that students love and learn more watching to a video than hearing thousands words.


Update:



Peter Higgs & François Englert
Nobel Prize in Physics 2013



Professor Peter Higgs was awarded jointly to François Englert with the Nobel Prize in Physics, today, October 8 2013 for:


"the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider"

Nobel Prize Committee
(08.10.2013)


Peter Higgs


Update: The link of video kindly shared by The Guardian, and published on this post in 8 October 2014, is no longer available. You can watch it here

Some notes:

One of the most significant scientific discoveries of the early 21st century is the Higgs boson


Professor Higgs predicted the existence of a unique type of fundamental particle - now named the Higgs boson in his honour - which is essential in allowing the mathematics of the standard model to work. 

The 4th July 2012 CERN announced discovery of a new particle, consistent with the Higgs boson.


The existence of the boson was a matter of intense speculation for 50 years, until its final discovery last year at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the world's most powerful particle accelerator.


Today, shared with you this interesting video: The Higgs Field by Don Lincoln. A wonderful resource for Physics curriculum.



Credits: Stanford YouTube

Education:

In July 2012, scientists found the long awaited Higgs Boson, a particle that, according to theoretical physics, gives all elementary particles mass. Without the Higgs, these particles would remain massless, and our bodies, blankets, cups of tea, dogs, and universe wouldn’t exist.


Professor Higgs predicted the existence of a unique type of fundamental particle - now named the Higgs boson in his honour - which is essential in allowing the mathematics of the standard model to work. 


But the boson and the Higgs Field that allows for that magic particle are extremely difficult to grasp. 


Don Lincoln 
 has produced his take on explaining the Higgs field for Ted-Ed.


Curriculum: Physics; Mathematics.

Levels: Secondary Education.




Credits: Visual Science

Final notes:

Today there are teachers who use videos in the classroom frequently among other educational digital resources, to enrich their lessons. 

There are a great number of videos that you can use. Students evolve well their skills if we use technology and educational digital resources.

Teachers value is not in the information stored in their head. Teachers must have the ability to pull together the best learning resources to produce a desired outcome. 


G-Souto


31.08.2013

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