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|
Making it ‘Round the Bend
3 activities in which students explore properties of dipole and quadrupole magnets, forces felt by charged particles moving through magnetic fields, the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.
|LHC||Level 0||4, 5, 7||Electric Potential, Lorentz Force, Motion of Charged Particles|
Mass of U.S. Pennies
Students create and interpret a histogram of penny masses.
|Cosmic Ray, LHC||Level 0||1, 3, 4, 7||Data Analysis, Measurement|
Students use Standard Model rules to build hadrons and mesons from quarks.
|Cosmic Ray, LHC||Level 0||2, 6||Particle Composition|
Dice, Histograms & Probability
Students roll dice, record the resulting individual values as well as the sum of the values, create histograms of the data and develop insight into the concept of “degrees of freedom."
|Cosmic Ray, LHC, LIGO||Level 0||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8||Data Analysis, Measurement|