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Give your students the extraordinary opportunity to connect with scientists at the heart of CERN nuclear physics experiments.


The CERN Zone is a student-led online activity where students can follow the progress of some of the experiments and research taking place at CERN.

Students can:

  • Deepen their understanding of modern physics by following the cutting-edge research projects taking place in CERN facilities
  • Dive deeper into physics experiments by taking part in fortnightly live Chats with scientists and asking them follow-up questions
  • Go behind the scenes of cutting-edge physics experiments with live online tours of CERN facilities
  • Get updates from the research projects taking place in CERN facilities
  • Evidence their activity and passion with a certificate of participation
  • Embed their learning by completing the termly Quiz

The activity is all online and accessible from school or at home - all your students need is a computer or tablet, and internet access.


Free, but there may be a charge for fee-paying and international schools.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • General engineering
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes

Gatsby benchmarks

TheĀ Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

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