CERN is the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. It is host to Scientists and Engineers from around the world who are engaged in a range of experiments in elementary particle physics which aim to improve our knowledge and understanding about the Origins of the Universe.

The three videos contained in this resource are based on interviews with Scientists and Engineers at CERN, including the Director of Technology and Accelerators, Steve Myers, who is originally from Northern Ireland. They are accompanied by teachers’ notes and are to be used as stimulus material. They are intended to provide teachers with ideas for developing further activities on the Key Stage 3 topics of Forces and Energy and the Earth and Universe.

Areas of Learning

Technology and Design
Learning for Life and Work
The World Around Us