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.
Students have an opportunity to learn how to analyze data to calibrate the CMS detector and participate in discovery science (as particle physicists do).
Mass of U.S. Pennies
Students create and interpret a histogram of penny masses.
Students measure the D0 lifetime using data from LHCb, separating signal from backgrounds.
Rolling with Rutherford
Students use statistics to make an indirect measurement they can easily confirm.
Plotting LHC Discovery
Students explore features of mass plots of a well-understood particle and apply what they have learned to plots from new discoveries.
Students use Standard Model rules to build hadrons and mesons from quarks.
Calculate the Top Quark Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.
Calculate the Z Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the Z mass from event displays.
ATLAS Z-path Masterclass
Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physiists to how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.
Students search for strange particles, produced from collisions at LHC and recorded by the ALICE experiment.