(Editing in Progress) Virtual Neutrino Workshop Template - 2020 - 1 day
University of Everywhere
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 provoide 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 provide opportunities to engage in critical dialogue among teaching colleagues about what they learn in the workshop.
1 Day Version
Day 1 Agenda
|Time (local to center)||Activity||Remarks|
|9:50-10:00||“What is the most likely number of throws necessary to produce a “1” on the top of a 6-sided die?”
|10:00-10:45||Participants conduct “1-die Decay” Simulation with a real
6-sided die, if available, or with a simulated die at https://www.random.org/dice/
(Take a break when convenient for you.)
|10:45-11:00||Discuss results of "1-die Decay" simulation.|
Introduce MINERvA experiment, ARACHNE data display, and muon-lifetime and electron-energy data collection.
Optional "Office Hour"
Facilitator available 11:45-12:15
Facilitator Lunch 12:15-12:45
Facilitator available 12:45-13:45.
|13:45-14:00||Make muon-lifetime histogram, plot histogram data to determine muon mean lifetime.|
|14:00-14:15||Discuss Michel electron energy results.
Muon decay produces two neutrinos.
Lepton flavor number is conserved.
“Neutrinos: Mystery and History” presentation
Reflections on day’s activities
|15:30-16:30||Participants develop plans to implement in their classrooms activities or approaches derived from this workshop.|