Question Sheet: Big Machine Reveals Small Worlds


Before reading:

  1. What do you think would be the best possible thing that scientists could

    invent or discover? Explain your answer. 

  2. How do scientists use beams of light? 
  3. Based on the title of the article, what would you predict this story is about?

During reading:

  1. What is a synchrotron? 
  2. Why are atoms important? Why does the author compare atoms to letters in the


  3. How is the synchrotron's beamline different from a laser pointer? 
  4. What is one application for infrared...

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