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|
Cosmic Rays and the Sun
Students search for a specific data file in the Cosmic Ray e-Lab and look for evidence of the passage of the sun in the flux measurements derived from this file.
|Cosmic Ray||Level 2||3, 4, 6, 7||Data Analysis, Measurement, Student data|
Cosmic Muon Lifetime
Students learn how physicists measure muon lifetime.
|Cosmic Ray||Level 2||2, 3, 4, 5||Data Analysis, Measurement, Particle Composition, Student data|