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Fermilab Office of Education and Public Engagement: Fermilab Science in Your Classroom!

Engage your students in an online presentation with Fermilab staff!

Presentations are free of charge for classrooms and libraries and are subject to availability. Minimum number of students attending virtual presentations is 10.

Career Talks: Grades 3 and up

Provide your students with the opportunity to discuss careers at Fermilab! Through an engaging panel style discussion, students can learn what it is like to be a scientist, engineer, technician, law, or financial professional at a national lab!

Physics of Fermilab: Grades 6-12

  • Scale of the Universe:
    • The universe is a big place and getting bigger, but there is a whole world of very small objects, like cells, atoms and quarks, and very large objects, like galaxies, which cannot be seen with the naked eye. This presentation explains how Fermilab scientists explore nature at these extreme scales.
  • Fundamental Particles:
    • How small is very small? Particle physicists discover and study elementary particles, the basic building blocks of matter. This presentation explains how scientists study the properties of elementary particles and group them in different families inside the Standard Model of Elementary Particles.
  • Fundamental Forces:
    • Physicists have discovered four fundamental forces of nature. These forces are very different in strength and behavior. However, scientists think they all were merged into one single force in the early universe. This presentation is about these fundamental forces and their properties.
  • Symmetries in Physics:
    • There is an amazing beauty in nature. A snowflake, a daisy, a butterfly, the shapes of these and other natural objects have underlying patterns and symmetries. When a symmetry of nature exists, there is a physical law attached to it. This presentation explains how symmetries help scientists to organize our world conceptually.

    Science Demonstrations and Investigations

    Your students will engage in a variety of science topics through our topic-based, interactive demonstrations and investigations. Learn about the real-world applications of these concepts from Fermilab scientists, engineers, and technicians. Use the videos below to get a preview of the content or in your classroom as a stand-alone resource!

  • Chemistry and Nature (Grades 3 and up)
  • Exploring Temperature and Energy (Grades 5 and up)
  • Simple Machines Give You Amazing Powers (Grades 1-8)
  • Simon Says Build an Electromagnet (Grades 2 and up)
  • Stargazing: View the Night Sky (Grades 3-5)
  • The Wonders of Color and Light (Grades 3 and up)
  • Your Invisible Footprint: What Steps Can You Take? (Grades 4-8)
  • Science of Fermilab Virtual Tour

    Take a virtual tour of Fermilab followed by a question and answer session with lab staff!

    Simple Machines Give You Amazing Powers!

    Science in Your Classroom Request Form


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