Welcome to LHC: connect the dots!
This drawing activity for all from 10 years and upwards will help you better understand how a LHC detector works!
At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), protons collide in the centre of gigantic detectors. Then hundreds of new particles, the tiniest bits of matter (what we are made of, as well as everything around us: air, water, rocks etc.), are produced and fly in all directions away from the collision point.
These particles interact with the detector leaving little dots where they passed. By connecting these dots, we can see the tracks (path) of the particles. These tracks are analysed by the physicists to understand what happened in the collision.
Below 6 simplified collisions are ready to be analysed by you. You may find the famous Higgs boson!
Click any of the collisions. Download or open the PDF file. Print it (preferably on A3, otherwise on A4 size page). Follow the instructions that are on the page.
When you have finished your analysis, scan the QR code on the sheet. If you could not scan the QR code, you will find the answers here.