Large Hadron Collider, The - Paperback
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Large Hadron Collider, The - Paperback

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    978-1-60357-580-5
Language Arts Correlations Teachers' Notes Look Inside 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. Correlates with STEM and Physics instruction. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading. New additions to the award winning series take a look at some of the most remarkable engineering accomplishments of our time. Learn about the ideas early stages of development, problems encountered along the way, and how each great idea has influenced our lives. Perfect for STEM connections.
  • Accelerated Reader Level Range
    6.0-6.9
  • Dewey Number Range
    500-599
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Series
    A Great Idea
  • Copyright
    2014
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
    Non-Fiction
  • Dewey Number
    539.73
  • Grade Level
    3-6
  • Author
    Bonnie Juettner Fernandes
  • Subject
    Technology & Engineering
  • Accelerated Reader Level
    6.6
  • Lexile
    930L
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