This model helps to illustrate the concept of a dipole magnet, used extensively in particle colliders. This is designed to be accessible to the visually impaired, and can be used for both them and sighted students.
Overview and Background
Dipole magnets are an important part of particle accelerators, as they are used to steer the beam of particles. This model shows how there are two poles to the magnet, and how it can be used to bend particle beams. The pink and blue halves represent north and south poles of the magnet, as does the presence of either nobbles or dips.
Lesson Plan and Activity
Tactile Collider: Magnets
This object forms a part of the Magnets station in the Tactile Collider project. Other resources and full lesson plan ideas can be found at our website: www.tactilecollider.uk