Waukesha County

Chasing the Ghost Particle: SP to the Edge of the Universe

Recommended for grades 9 - 12
1 hour

For current program rates, see the Waukesha County Environmental Education School Guide

Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, IceCube, the biggest and strangest detector in the world, waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. Scientists are using tiny, elusive particles called neutrinos to explore the most extreme places in the universe. These ghostly neutrinos give us an exclusive way to study powerful cosmic engines like exploding stars and black holes.

Standards: HS-ESS1-1, HS-PS1-8
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center

Grade 9-12 program listing