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 Pathway NGSS Practices Topic
ALICE Masterclass

Students search for strange particles, produced from collisions at LHC and recorded by the ALICE experiment.

Particle Collisions
ATLAS Data Express

ATLAS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize Z events in the LHC and distinguish muons from electrons.

Histograms Particle Collisions Uncertainty
ATLAS W-path Masterclass

Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physicists to how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.

Histograms Particle Collisions Uncertainty
ATLAS Z-path Masterclass

Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physiists to how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.

 

Histograms Particle Collisions Uncertainty
Calculate the Top Quark Mass

Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.

Particle Collisions Special Relativity Standard Model
Calculate the Z Mass

Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the Z mass from event displays.

Conservation Laws Histograms Particle Collisions Special Relativity Standard Model
CMS Data Express

CMS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize W or Z events from the LHC.

Histograms Particle Collisions Uncertainty
CMS e-Lab

Students have an opportunity to learn how to analyze data to calibrate the CMS detector and participate in discovery science (as particle physicists do).

Histograms Particle Collisions Uncertainty
CMS Masterclass J/Psi

Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physicists to learn how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.

CMS Masterclass WZH-path

Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physicists to learn how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.

Histograms Particle Collisions Uncertainty