NuClassroom 2019

 

 

 

Prior knowledge for masterclasses / Classroom prep objectives

Meeting these objectives will assure that students are well prepared for the masterclass.

  • Describe the claim and indirect evidence in Rutherford's or another key experiment.
  • In a histogram with a normal distribution, visually find the central value of what is being measured, the uncertainty in the height of one bin, and the overall uncertainty in what is being measured using Full-Width Half-Maximum (FWHM).
  • Describe how neutrinos are similar to and different from other leptons.
  • Apply conservation rules to measurements to provide evidence for unobserved particles.

 

 

 

Suggested activities

Particle physics research requires the use of indirect evidence to support claims.
Rolling with Rutherford (RwR) with RwR-Supplement.
Students will be able to:

  • Describe the claim and indirect evidence in Rutherford’s experiment.
  • Identify the peak in a histogram and explain what it means.
  • Calculate the uncertainty in the height of a bin.
  • Calculate the uncertainty in the cental value of the number of hits.

 

The Standard Model is the current theoretical framework for our understanding of matter.

Students will be able to:

  • Explain how fundamental particles relate to each other based on their characteristics.
  • Identify neutrinos in the standard model and compare and contrast them with other fundamental particles.

 

The behavior of particles is governed by conservation laws and mass-energy conversion.

Students will be able to:

  • Apply conservation rules to measurements to provide evidence for unobserved particles.

 

 

 

 

Additional resources

 

 

 

Get the word out about International Masterclasses!

IMC Poster (PDF) - plain

 

IMC Poster (PDF) - U.S. logos

 

 

IMC Flyer (PDF)

IMC Poster (doc) - editable

 

 

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