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Neutrino Telescope (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
This Why Files article investigates the neutrino particle, and why scientists are interested in finding them. The neutrino was 'invented' by a physicist to balance out an equation in the 1950's, and ever since, astronomers and physicists have been looking for these particles as traces to the early universe. The article looks at how neutrinos can be detected in Antarctica, and the universal clues they offer scientists. The project AMANDA (Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array) telescope is detecting these particles in the ice and is examined in this report. Lesson plans are provided that cover the subject of neutrinos.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002, University of Wisconsin, Board of Regents.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-993
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
    • 9-12:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Structure of atoms
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: David Tenenbaum
The Why Files

Editor: Terry Devitt
The Why Files

Publisher: The Why Files