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Large Hadron Collider, The

By Bonnie Juettner Fernandes

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What really happened during the Big Bang? Why did matter form? Why do particles have mass? To answer these questions, scientists and engineers have worked together to build the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world: the Large Hadron Collider.   Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading.

Every great invention begins with a great idea! Read all the books in this series and learn about the history and impact of some of the most fascinating innovations and inventions of our time. Explore the idea’s early stages of development, problems encountered along the way, and how each great idea has influenced our lives. From popular culture and the environment to life-saving machines, learn about the ideas, people, and technologies that made it all happen. This series correlates with The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) curriculum initiative.

Series: A Great idea - Engineering
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Series: A Great idea - Engineering
Copyright Year: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-59953-600-2
Edition: Library
Grade level: 4-6
Dewey: 539.7
Subject: Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland) Higgs boson, Particles (nuclear physics), Science/ Ph
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 6.6
Accelerated Reader Quiz #: 160970
Lexile Level: 930L
Binding: Library Hardcover
Available: NOW
Primary BISAC: JNF051120
Secondary BISAC: JNF051140

This short, illustrated book in the A Great Idea series introduces the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), designed to test certain theories in particle physics. Supported by many nations and built near Geneva, Switzerland, the LHC is a 16.8-mile circular tunnel. Fernandes discusses the challenging construction of the facility as well as a few of its purposes and achievements. Illustrations include photos and digitally created diagrams. The author writes in clear language, explaining most terms and concepts introduced along the way. Students who have studied some physics will especially appreciate the detailed explanations of what happens within the collider. This is one of the few books on the subject published for young people, and readers need not comprehend everything about the LHC to gain an appreciation for the accomplishment it represents.
Booklist October 2013

Good addition to a collection about math. This book would be a great tool for teachers to use to teach measurement concepts to intermediate students. The photographs and graphs add some interest to the book and clearly show some of the concepts in the book.  First Choice Book.

Clark County School District, October 2014