QuarkNet Data Portfolio
The Data Portfolio is a compendium of activities organized by data strand and level of student engagement. Follow the links provided for information about using the Data Portfolio to plan your students’ experience. Level descriptions explain the data analysis skills that students apply at each level: tasks in Level 0 are simpler than those in Levels 1 and 2. While each level can be explored individually, students who start in one level and progress to more complex levels experience increasingly engaging and challenging tasks.
Sample pathways provide a progression of activities to help students better understand practices that lead to discovery. Each sample pathway is matched to a particular data strand and a particular skill set.
|Activity Name||Data Strand||NGSS Practices||Topic|
Rolling with Rutherford
Students use statistics to make an indirect measurement they can easily confirm.
|Cosmic Ray, LHC||Level 1||1, 3, 4, 7||Data Analysis, Measurement|
Calculate the Z Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the Z mass from event displays.
|LHC||Level 1||1, 4, 5, 7||Data Analysis, Momentum Conservation|
Calculate the Top Quark Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.
|Cosmic Ray, LHC||Level 1||1, 4, 5, 7||Data Analysis, Momentum Conservation|
This unit engages students learn what creates waves caused by earth movements and how to interpret seismographs and seismograms.