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.
Making it ‘Round the Bend
3 activities in which students explore properties of dipole and quadrupole magnets, forces felt by charged particles moving through magnetic fields, the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.
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.
Students use Standard Model rules to build hadrons and mesons from quarks.
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.
Calculate the Top Quark Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top 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.
Calculate the Z Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the Z mass from event displays.