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 e-Lab

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.

LHCb Masterclass

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.

Quark Workbench

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.

 

ALICE Masterclass

Students search for strange particles, produced from collisions at LHC and recorded by the ALICE experiment.