US Department of Energy Web Council
Sites such as yours that are featured appeal to a wide audience and represent
the "best" of DOE on the web in terms of being informative, relevant, and
user-friendly. (October 2000)
This site takes your students into the future.
Check out this totally awesome interactive site for students of
chemistry and physics. This adventure tells us of what the world is
made (quarks, leptons and force carriers) and how the world is held
together (gravitational force, strong force, weak force and
electromagnetic force), and tests for knowledge with frequent
quizzes. A great site to introduce your students to the multimedia
nature of the internet.
Snap Editors Choice
fundamentals of particle physics on this interactive tour of the atom.
The Particle Adventure has been awarded a Snap Editors' Choice
designation in recognition of its excellence in design, content and
editorial presentation. (October 1998)
As the wealth of information available on the
infinitely small aproaches infinity, this
site cuts through the technicalities to
provide this great educational resource. (October 2000)
Learning in Motion Monthly Top 10 List
Learning in Motion publishes the Monthly Top 10 List for
educatiors and students who are interested in
integrating the Internet with their
Science Magazine Hot Pick
"Wild ride. The present best theory of what all matter boils down to,
known as the Standard Model, is explained in the
remarkably clear and simple pages of The Particle Adventure,
a widely praised site aimed at high school students. Replete
with animations of decays, quizzes, and a pop-up glossary,
the site starts out by discussing quarks, leptons, and other particles,
lays out the experimental evidence for them,
then explains the workings of giant accelerators and detectors."
(June 9, 2000)
Pac Bell Blue Web'n Award
Your Web site has been awarded a "Blue Web'n". Inclusion in the Blue Web'n library is an honor reserved for the
best online lessons, activities, projects, resources,
references, and tools. (April 1998)
ParticleAdventure describes itself as a tour of the inner
workings of the atom. You can
take the trip in English or put your
French, Spanish, or Polish to good use. For students and
teachers, worksheets for classroom projects are available online.
This is a pretty big
place, with over 200 pages, but
there's a great site map to help you and a menu that
provides a list of all pages, contents and a search engine.
The organization is good, and the
writing up to snuff also, with neat illustrations, a sense of
humor and some zany
comparisons. We particularly like the yeeeeeeeehaaaaaaa!
speeding electron in an
accelerator, but there are many other
funny little labels here and there to lighten the
learning load. Sure this is definitely not the
place for references for your Ph.D. thesis, but
don't worry all you physics buffs
(thank goodness we remembered to leave the -oon-
out!), your favorite leptons and quarks are here,
as well as quantum mechanics and
supersymmetry and all the rest. We like it!
Congratulations! Your site has been reviewed by our Board of Reviewing
Editors and has been approved for use in classrooms. It is now
featured among the recommended resources on Science NetLinks, a
comprehensive homepage for science educators created by the American
Association for the Advancement of Science.
Go Network Award
An interactive tour of the inner workings of the atom, introducing the
fundamental particles and forces. From the Contemporary
Physics Education Project. (September 1999)
Links2Go Key Resource
The Links2Go Key Resource award is both exclusive and objective.
Fewer than one page in one thousand will ever be selected for
Apple Learning Interchange
The Particle Adventure
"This rich site introduces the realm of subatomic particles,
particle accelerators, fundamental forces, and the experiments
that revealed them. Downloadable worksheets and links are
Description : The Particle Adventure - 'an interactive
tour of the inner workings of the
atom and the tools for discovery'. This site, mirrored in four
different countries, contains hundreds of pages of information
on protons, electrons, neutrons and quarks ... the particles
that make up atoms. The site explains the history of the
developing understanding of what is fundamental, from earth,
wind, fire and water, to atoms, atoms to the nucleus, the
nucleus to protons and electrons ... and so on. The Standard
Model is then introduced - an attempt to describe all matter
and forces in the universe (except for gravity), before looking
at the questions which still remain unanswered, and detailing
the research currently being carried out. Leptons, Quarks,
Baryons and Mesons are all covered. The guided tour is complete
with images, and cartoons provided in small bite sized pieces
... with short quizzes to test your understanding. An excellent
educational resource for students.
(January 29 1999)
Your site is one of 20 that has been awarded "Best of
January" and has been
reviewed by Education World (tm) Search Engine.
ClassWeb is a guide of seclected sites. One of the
services offered by us in this guide is the WebSites that
indicate ... quality, creativity, and utility of the information
transmitted and also by the excellent layout of the pages.
(September 11, 1999)
Net Guide Live Best of the Web
4-star overall rating (5 for content!)
Bonus.com Editor's Choice award
As you know, Bonus.com is a unique showcase for on-line games, presenting
more than 800 Java and cgi games to an audience of kids and kids at heart.
For your excellent contribution to this community, the editors at Bonus
would like to present you with the Bonus.com Editor's Choice award. (December
Dr. Matrix Award for Science Excellence
Sites receiving this award are distinguished by the quality of
their content alone. A flashy Web site will not receive this award
if its content lacks interest and integrity. A simple Web site will
receive this award if it serves the interests of discovery, mental
enrichment and thoughtful enjoyment. This award doesn't go to
"cool" sites. It goes to the great sites. It's not a daily or
weekly award, but an award based on presence, here and now. It is
given in gratitude, with no other request but that you keep doing
what you're doing.
USA Today Hot Site
September 1996 --
Earning this designation is quite a distinction. Just as we do with
top-rated movies and TV programs, we look daily for Web sites that are
likely to be sure hits with readers -- sites that seek to astound and
delight, inform or amuse -- by exhibiting excellence in graphics, content or
Planet Science Site of the Day (New Scientist)
Planet Science is the award-winning online voice of the
science and technology news weekly, New Scientist.
-- September 1996
National Academy Press Coolest Science Sites
Congratulations, the National Academy Press has selected the
Particle Adventure site as the cool science link of the day
CSICOP Science & Reason
April 1997 -- CSICOP is the Committee for the Scientific Investigation
of Claims of the Paranormal.
All about the atom!
The Particle Adventure introduces the theory of fundamental
particles and forces, called the Standard Model. It explores the
experimental evidence and the reasons physicists want to go beyond
this theory. It also provides information on particle decay and a
brief history section. The website's organizers included a hefty
glossary and even added a "particle pronunciation guide" for some
of those weirder particle names.
Team -- Outstanding Web Site
Webivore Knowledge Systems
This collection is an index of the best web sites found and reviewed
by our content experts and editors to help students and
educators find accurate and useful information on the web.
"Okay, Okay, so we have a weakness for physics information! Well even
the hardened non-scientists will find something appealing in the
following link. It's the most beautifully designed webucational site
we know of.
Computer Currents Interactive (CCI)
Link of the Week -- March 1997
WebScout Way Cool Sites
We've reviewed Particle Adventure and decided that it
deserves to be
included as one of our "Way Cool Sites" (and we're
extremely choosy!) ---
Everything you ever wanted to know about particle
physics, but were afraid
Network's Daily Report
Award of Excellence -- October 1996
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
ENC for Mathematics and Science Education,
Digital Dozen (DD)
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) collects both physical
and virtual resources useful to math and science educators. Each
month we choose a baker's dozen of web sites to highlight. The
criteria we use to select sites include valuable math and/or science
content, teacher appeal, clear navigational aids, and that special
something (September 1999).
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
ENC for Mathematics and Science Education,
Digital Dozen (DD), January 1996.
Exploratorium Ten Cool Sites
One of ten Cool Sites for October 1996
TOPScience Hot Links
Science for secondary teachers --
Links to the best science and math sites on the Internet
A must-have site for budding (and flowered) physicists, and
especially kids. Take the interactive tour (with QuickTime movies,
and other visual aids) introduction the Standard Model, and
explore experimental evidence and suppositions.
Hot UC WWW Pages
Austrian Information Switchboard Site of the Week
We are some students of Vienna's Universities running a private
information page. Every week we select one page from the mass of
internet offerings for its information value. This means for our
visitors they will find interesting and well presented information
which are worth the time to spend a visit. -- Atoms and smaller