How would a dialogue between particles go? In the context of a CERN program, students of the 2nd and 6th primary schools of Artemida, a region near Athens, created an original video, called “The Quark Show,” which not only answered but also got them the First Prize in the International Particle Physics Outreach Group’s (IPPOG) Particles4U International Contest, Primary School division. Meanwhile, 2nd, 6th and 4th Artemida Primary School teacher Ourania Lampou received an award for the sum of her outstanding work with students.
Under their teacher’s support and guidance, students took part in the “Playing with protons” program, which is organized at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment and created the educational video “The Quark show”. They combined humor with the elementary particles and imagined a dialogue between the particles that, in essence, explains why there’s nothing accidental about nature. They decided that this video would be their submission to the IPPOG’s international competition, where they distinguished themselves among 77 entries from 15 countries around the world.