HU-WM-GMU QuarkNet Center
Submitted by kcecire
on Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 23:16
Teachers and their students work together with physicist mentors from Hampton University, the College of William and Mary, and George Mason University to explore particle physics and improve physics education.
QuarkNet physicists and teachers from Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, and Hampton Roads
10-12 August 2015
Tiny URL for this page: http://tinyurl.com/cms-wm15.
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.
Monday 10 August
09:00 Coffee, Registration, and Daily Opener
09:15 Introduction/Objectives/Overview/Data Porfolio
10:30 Presentation: CMS intro and more (Antonelli)
11:30 Reflection and discussion
12:00 Lunch (Particle Fever, part 1)
13:00 Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity: .
14:15 Level 1 Data Portfolio Activity:
15:30 Reflections on Activities and Discussion
16:00 End of Day
Tuesday 11 August
09:00 Neutrinos and more (Erlich et al)
09:45 Level 2 Data Portfolio Activitiy:
CMS Masterclass Measurement
11:00 Reflection on Activity and Discussion
11:15 Level 3 Intro: CMS e-Lab
12:00 Lunch (Particle Fever, part 2)
13:00 Level 3 Exploration: CMS e-Lab
14:30 Reflection on Activity and Discussion
15:45 Reports and Discussion
End of CMS Data Workshop
Wednesday 12 August
09:00 Q&A with Josh et al (slides)
10:00 Set-up and EQUIP
11:00 Set rates; classroom CRMD activities
13:00 Upload and blessing plots
13:30 Virginia QN business
15:00 Implementation Survey due
Virginia QuarkNet Center 2014 Activity Report 9/17/14
This is the assignment that I use to introduce the Standard Model to my students...step one is to show the students the Particle Adventure website and step two is to allow them a few days of working through the WebQuest on their own as homework. Finally, the project concludes with the students working in small groups to create concept maps on poster paper. The maps are then all put up around the room for reference throughout the remainder of the unit.