Physics KS3/4: How CERN helps us understand the Big Bang

Professor Brian Cox visits CERN to describe the experiments that are being done at the Large Hadron Collider to explore the moments immediately after the Big Bang.

The LHC is the most complicated and expensive experiment ever undertaken.

This short film includes interviews with the physicists who work there and news footage of the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

This short film is from the BBC series, Science Britannica.

Teacher Notes

This short film will be useful in conveying the importance of repetition and reproduction in scientific investigations.

It can be used to showcase the kind of work that is being done at CERN, and how this work relates to simple experiments done in the classroom.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching physics at KS3, GCSE/KS4 and National 4/5 and Higher.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA,WJEC GCSE in GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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Sir Isaac Newton and the scientific method
John Tyndall and blue skies research
Who was Henry Cavendish?
Who was Humphry Davy?
William Perkin and making scientific discoveries by chance
Targeted research
Global warming resistant GM crops
John Hunter and public engagement in science