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.
Mean Lifetime Part 1: Dice
Rolling dice serves as the model for decaying particles.
Signal and Noise: Cosmic Muons
In this introductory tutorial that, students learn about how to distinguish muon signals from background and instrumental noise.
Mean Lifetime Part 2: Cosmic Muons
Students learn how physicists measure muon lifetime.
Cosmic Rays and the Sun
Students search for a specific data file in the Cosmic Ray e-Lab and look for evidence of the passage of the sun in the flux measurements derived from this file.