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 Data Express
CMS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize W or Z events from the LHC.
Making it ‘Round the Bend - Qualitative
Students explore the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.
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.
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.
Quark Workbench 2D/3D
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.