Activities are based on techniques that physicists use to make discoveries. We have included activities that use data from LHC experiments and activities that help students explore the concepts in this experiment.
CMS Masterclass WZH-path
Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physicists to learn how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.
Energy, Momentum, and Mass
Students examine data to find how energy, momentum, and mass are related.
Students construct histograms, identify the best value to represent the data, and report the uncertainty in their answers.
Histograms: The Basics
Students build basic histogram skills required in many of the other activities in the Data Activities Portfolio.
The Case of the Hidden Neutrino
Students use momentum conservation to examine the decay of top-antitop pairs to determine what is missing from the event.
Mean Lifetime Part 1: Dice
Rolling dice serves as the model for decaying particles.
Signal and Noise: The Basics
Students analyze signals and noise first in audio and video forms and then look at signals and noise from physic measurements.
Mapping the Poles
Students explore some basics of magnetic fields that can be related to experimental particle physics.
Making it ‘Round the Bend - Quantitative
Students measure the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.
Shuffling the Particle Deck
Teams of students organize cards depicting fundamental particles based on their characteristics. This activity is a foundation for learning about the Standard Model and parallels the methods used by scientists to organize the elements into the period table.