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CERN is firing up to work again after being shut down for a while. What is CERN? Is an acronym (an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word) for the European Council for Nuclear Research. Did you know?

Space with particles in the center

  • It was founded in 1952 to create a hadron collider
  • A hadron is made up of protons and neutrons which carry an electric charge
  • A collider is an accelerator in which two beams of particles are made to collide
  • CERN is the earth’s most powerful particle accelerator
  • CERN has discovered a new sub-atomic particle called the HIGGS boson
  • The HIGGS boson is thought to be the building block of the universe
  • CERN is looking for more secrets of the universe
  • The universe is about space, matter, and energy

Homeschoolers/Parents/Educators: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: the universe. Read the story “The Bamboo Cutter in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures (Kindle/Paperback/Audiobook). Describe the mysterious Princess Moonlight.  Finish this sentence: I want to discover… Write about the universe. List three CERN facts. (Skills: identify, comprehend, application, opinion, creativity)


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