Fermilabyrinth is a remarkable collection of eleven games that present the basics of particle physics experiments. Here are some of the best: Push, Push, Push the particle--In this game, perhaps the most interesting of all and certainly the most challenging, the visitor moves insulating cylinders and changes their lengths to accelerate charged particles. Ghost Bustin'--This simulation of the Geiger Counter enabling the visitor to explore the effect of shielding and of radiation sources, including the famous orange Fiestaware® plate. The sound effects are particularly effective. Particle Trappin--Here the visitor designs an experiment to identify two different particles by sending a beam through a stack of metal slabs that separates the particles and measures their energies.
Supplementing each group of games is a brief text section that provides background information. Otherwise, it's learning by doing, and thoroughly enjoyable
%0 Electronic Source %A Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, %T Fermilabyrinth %V 2013 %N 25 May 2013 %9 application/shockwave %U http://ed.fnal.gov/projects/labyrinth/games/
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