Whilst the real thing is out of action, send your pupils to this excellent simulator here. You have to set the magnet temperature, magnet strength and collision energy accurately, then look out for black holes, the Higgs boson etc. occurring during your run.
The BBC Blast webpages have lots of information about writing scripts, film-making and directing, as well as an area to upload your own films (in addition to pages on music, dance, games, art, fashion and writing). They are also offering you a chance to have your film shown on BBC2 in December if you are between 13 and 19. You need to get a move on as the deadline is 17th October 2008.
If you are between 16 and 19 you can apply for a £3000 bursary to help you get started and work with industry professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for all budding film-makers, so please tell as many people as you can about it.
See the Welsh National Grid for Learning website for some excellent, free How To guides on a variety of topics. They cover using applications like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to create learning resources, plus guides to using the free software Audacity to record a school radio show.
We are all very excited to be back in the centre now, and we are spending most of our time unpacking boxes, setting up computers and generally settling back in. As mentioned in an earlier post we will have an official opening of the extended CLC soon, and all going well we should be open fully for use in October time.
You can see an interactive diagram of the centre on the Facilities pages of our website, showing what new rooms we have. The photo here shows our new entrance hall complete with flying saucer lighting.
We’d also like to welcome our new technician Dan, on placement for a year from Sheffield Hallam University.