Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider
What is the universe made of? At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, scientists have searched for answers to this question using the largest machine in the world: the Large Hadron Collider. It speeds up tiny particles, then smashes them together—and the collision gives researchers a look at the building blocks of the universe.
Nick and Sophie, two cousins, are about to visit CERN for a tour of the mysteries of the cosmos. Sophie’s a physics wiz. Nick, not so much. But by the time they’re through, Nick and Sophie will both feel the power of hidden particles, fundamental forces, dark matter, and more. It’s all a blast in this mind-blowing graphic novel!
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Science, Young Adult|
|Category||STEM, STEM: Physical Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||72|
Author: Sara Latta
Sara Latta has written several books for middle grade and YA readers, including Body 2.0: The Engineering Revolution in Medicine (Twenty-First Century Books, 2020); Black Holes: The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe (Twenty-First Century Books, 2018); Smash! Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe with the Large Hadron Collider (Graphic Universe, 2017), and Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know about 50 Famous Phobias (Zest Books, 2014). She lives in New York City with her husband and children. Visit her online at www.saralatta.com.
Illustrator: Jeff Weigel
Jeff Weigel is an illustrator, author, and designer of children's books and graphic novels who lives in Illinois. Visit Jeff online at www. jeffweigel.com.
“Latta and Weigel succeed in breaking down major physics themes into bite-sized pieces, making this a great entry into complex concepts. . . . [H]ighly recommended for science classes or school collections.”—VOYA
“[A]n engaging introduction to particle physics, the Big Bang, dark matter, and more.”—Publishers Weekly
“Big tech at its biggest; weird science at its weirdest: readers will echo Sophie’s ’It’s amazeballs!’”—Kirkus Reviews
“Though it’s as dense as expected, Latta keeps the book from bogging down by offering clear, concise explanations that will appeal to those whose minds are already tickled by the mysteries of physics.”—Booklist
“This title will be sought out for both pleasure reading and report writing. For all middle and high school science collections.”—School Library Journal