CMS Data Workshop at Idaho State University


Participating teachers will:

  • Apply classical physics principles to reduce or explain the observations in data investigations.
  • Identify and describe ways that data are organized for determining any patterns that may exist in the data.
  • Create, organize and interpret data plots; make claims based on evidence and provide explanations; identify data limitations.
  • Develop a plan for taking students from their current level of data use to subsequent levels using activities and/or ideas from the workshop.

We will also provide opportunities to engage in critical dialogue among teaching colleagues about what they learn in the workshop.


Wednesday June 14

08:00     Registration

  • Introductions
  • Objectives
  • Housekeeping
  • Data Portfolio
  • Particle Cards warm-up

09:00     Particle Physics and the LHC online

10:00     Break

10:15     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activities

11:00    Q&A   Reflection/Implementation

11:30     Lunch

12:30     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity: 

13:30      Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity

14:30     Break

14:45     Reflections and Discussion

15:00     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activitiy

17:00     End of Day

Thursday June 15

08:00    Recap of Yesterday/Plan for Today

08:30    Wrap-up CMS Masterclass

09:30    Current research at ISU

11:30     Dice Decay and muon lifetime

12:30     Lunch

14:00     Level 3 Data Portfolio Actviity: CMS e-Lab

  • Introduction
  • Exploration of Project Map
  • Z Mass (again!)
  • Micro-research projects 

15:15     Implementation Plans/How to Use

  • Reflect
  • Write in ISU group site
  • Present

16:00    Final discussions 

16:30    ImplementationSatisfaction surveys

17:00    End of Workshop