Experiments and Projects
The CERN@school programme encourages students and teachers to embark on their own, curiosity-driven research projects and experiments using data from various experiments or their own Timepix detectors. However, there are a number of experiments that we have prepared to serve as starting points for investigations, as well as a number of projects that can be joined by members of the CERN@school Collaboration:
Once you have signed in and registered with CERN@school, you will be able to find out how to get involved with these experiments.
- On receipt of your signed agreement you will be sent a link to make a request to book an MX-10 detector. Please note that these are in high demand and there may be limited availability.
- Before receiving the detector plan how you are going to use it. A common approach is to use it to demonstrate properties of radiation to younger students whilst senior students can use it for a research project. Along with starter experiments, guidance on how it links to the curriculum can be found here . You can get an idea of the types of work carried out so far by visiting TAPAS, our online analysis site.
- Upload any results to TAPAS so that they will be accessible to you once the detector has left the school. Carry out analysis and share your conclusions with IRIS either through a written report or poster.