If Matter Falls Down, Does Antimatter Fall Up?

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Step into the strange world of antimatter with an entertaining, yet educational physics video. Follow along to see how recent developments in physics research have allowed scientists to begin learning more about these elusive particles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Watch this video with your science class while investigating recent advancements in nuclear physics
  • Have students view this presentation and complete the assessment as a homework assignment in your flipped classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • The concept of antimatter falls outside the realm of high school science standards, but this presentation may be useful in an AP or college physics course
Pros

  • Video is formatted as an engaging cartoon that clearly explains the properties and behavior of antimatter
  • Resource allows teachers to develop customized lessons based on the video
  • A short assessment offers five multiple choice and three free-response questions pertaining to the video
Cons

  • None
NGSS