Well I'm in grade 11 and for an investigation I decided I'd observe the behavior of protons once the neutrons and electrons are removed from the atom. Specifically I want to observe how the acceleration at which the protons move apart from each other varies with the mass of the atom (i.e. # protons) -- that's how I connect it to the course curriculum. At the time I thought I'd just construct the up-quarks and down-quarks and gluons and other stuff on a computer program using data from like Wikipedia, and then construct protons from that. (On a computer program I wouldn't have to construct the entire atom because I could choose when to start the experiment.) But I'm not so sure anymore. Btw I'm thinking of using something like Scratch. Or a physics engine. I'm afraid of the teacher's reaction to the proposal and about the seemingly impossibility-ness of this idea. Time to change proposal?