QuarkNet Data Portfolio
A collection of proven instructional activities developed around data strands that help students develop an understanding about how scientists make discoveries.
The Data Portfolio organizes activities by data strand and level of student engagement. Activities differ in complexity and sophistication—tasks in Level 1 are simpler than those in Levels 2 and 3. While each level can be explored individually, students that start in one level and progress to more complex levels experience increasingly engaging and challenging tasks. Teachers select activities to offer a learning experience of an appropriate length and level for their students.
A collection of proven instructional activities developed around data strands that help students develop an understanding about how scientists make discoveries.
The Data Portfolio organizes activities by data strand and level of student engagement. Activities differ in complexity and sophistication—tasks in Level 1 are simpler than those in Levels 2 and 3. While each level can be explored individually, students that start in one level and progress to more complex levels experience increasingly engaging and challenging tasks. Teachers select activities to offer a learning experience of an appropriate length and level for their students.
Activity Name  Data Strand  Level  Curriculum Topics  NGSS Practices  Topic  

How Speedy are These Muons? In this activity, students use authentic detector data to apply simple 1D kinematics (v=d/t), interpret graphical data, and evaluate measurement uncertainties. 

Angles and Dimuons This activity is based on the data analysis used for World Wide Data Day, 

Z Mass Spreadsheet Extension Students use spreadsheet coding to determine the Z Mass for a large data set. 

Research Using Coding This activity provides techniques for guiding students doing an independent research project.


Introduction to Coding Using Jupyter Students will learn the basics of coding using Jupyter style notebooks. 

TOTEM 1 Students use TOTEM data to determine if protons (quantum objects) obey classical conservation of momentum. 

Particle Transformations Students discover the rules of particle transformations using transformation diagrams. 

Making Tracks II Students analyze tracks in a bubble chamber. 

Making Tracks I Students analyze tracks in a cloud chamber. 

QuarkNet STEP UP Women in Physics Lesson #3 in QuarkNet STEP UP Series on diversity and inclusion. 