- School/Institute/Department: Physics and Astronomy, Lego
- Subjects: Physics, Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics
- Audience: KS3, KS4, KS5, Sixth Form, GCSE, A-Level, Teachers
These kits, a resource from the School of Physics and Astronomy, help people to understand the difficult concepts of particle physics, nuclear physics and cosmology. They tells the history of our Universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time using a very simple tool: LEGO!
The first booklet 'Build Your own Universe', encourages LEGO enthusiasts of any age to trace the steps which lead to a universe being built, starting from the smallest particles. Then, particle physics (aimed at A-level students) and fission and fusion (aimed at those studying towards GCSEs) are explained using the colourful bricks.
The resource has been used in schools and universities across the country, and has received widespread praise, as it makes complicated areas of physics simple to understand and accessible, as it is very hands-on.
The kits are now available for schools to buy so that teachers can do this own activity in the classroom. Find out more by going to the website here.