Virtual CMS Data Workshop - 1.5 day template




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 provide 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 also provide opportunities to engage in critical dialogue among teaching colleagues about what they learn in the workshop.



Times and specific activities are subject to adjustment.

Day 1 Day 2

09:00     Pre-Workshop

  • Zoom sign-in and handshake
  • Whip-around: Intros and "how are you doing?"
  • Registration

09:30     Discusson: Data Portfolio 

09:45     Level 0 Activity Prototype:

              Cloud and Bubble Chambers

10:15     CMS presentation (30' talk, 15' Q&A)

              backup: CMS Tutorial

11:00    Introduction to Rolling with Rutherford 

11:30     Videoconference Pause

  • Lunch
  • Teachers work on RwR online
  • QuarkNet accounts (you need 2 kinds)
  • Registration (for those who need account)
  • Update account
  • Note: 12:00-12:45 Facilitator Lunch

12:45   Optional "Office Hour"

  • Need help? Sign on!

13:45    RwR debrief

14:00    Level 2 Data Activity:

  • Calculate the Z Mass (use breakout rooms)

15:30    Reflections on Activities and Discussion

16:00    End of Day

09:00    Welcome back and opening discusssion

09:30    Level 2 Data Activity

  • Big Analysis of Muon in CMS

11:30     Implementation Plan


12:30     End of Workshop