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||Level||NGSS Practices||Topic|
CMS Data Express
CMS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize W or Z events from the LHC.
|LHC||Level 2||4, 5, 8||Data Analysis, Measurement, Momentum Conservation, Motion of Charged Particles|
Cosmic Ray e-Lab
Students experience the excitement of scientific collaboration in this series of investigations into high-energy cosmic rays.
|Cosmic Ray||Level 3||1, 3, 4, 6||Data Analysis|
Students have an opportunity to learn how to analyze data to calibrate the CMS detector and participate in discovery science (as particle physicists do).
|LHC||Level 3||1, 3, 4, 6||Data Analysis|
Students experience the excitement of scientific collaboration by investigating seismic behavior that influence the behavior of LIGO's gravitational wave detectors.
|LIGO||Level 3||1, 3, 4, 6||Data Analysis|