LIGO Strand Notes
LIGO—what levels are needed to have scaffolding—
Level 0—what is a histogram, identifying a peak, how do you make that measurement -dice
Level 1 –
Getting to science as inquiry, signal to noise, period motion
Currently Missing-- we need a tidy signal to noise activity. Create a lab—
percent difference HERE scaling on a graph
scaffolding for novice teachers—authentic science inquiry
Level 2 – examining the signals that have been historically created for Higgs and whether it is significant, Bin Size, Here sigma or the significance of the outlying data
Level 3 is the e-Lab getting back to supporting the facts.
It is time to update the data that is available in LIGO e-Lab to reflect the collision data between the two black holes detected in 2016
An advanced approach will be to use data with master class, CMS, to include noise vs. less noise
And this approach within Ligo that can be used more globally across other e-Labs, looking at data from other e-Labs to support this same enduring understanding
1. What other supports can we provide to less-experienced teacher?
Next level for teachers—teachers modeling and engaging with authentic science for students.
We can produce an activity that grounds teachers and introduces students to authentic science practices.
Science as a way of doing things to learn things—frames of reference? Period of a pendulum?
Birds eye view, what is the motion? Motion on a
Motion of peak to peak, different frames of reference can you merge your signal with other’s signal to get something that is real?
Supports to novice teachers is the process of getting the factors that do impact the period
And the signal to noise stuff is showing the data that mass is not a signal, length is
2. Are there things that we can expand out sideways that we can address?
Interferometry, interference, phase relationships
Totem master class—level 2 as well
Level 4 activity?—programming?
LIGO group #1
Level 0— dice histogram - signal
Level 1 -- period of the pendulum inquiry
Scaffolded for novice science teacher for authentic way to learn science
Percent difference as signal to noise strand next step
Introduction to periodic motion, waves, phase, etc.
Level 2 – Does NOT currently exist—analyzing historical particle discoveries
Getting more advanced with signal to noise, sigma or other statistical analysis
Level 3 – Ligo e-Lab
Would LOVE to have the e-Lab now include the black hole collision data
Level 4 -- Programing as a way to access the data?