Shuffling the Particle Deck
Teams of students organize cards depicting fundamental particles based on their characteristics. This activity is a foundation for learning about the Standard Model and parallels the methods used by scientists to organize the elements into the period table.
Mean Lifetime Part 2: Cosmic Muons
Students learn how physicists measure muon lifetime.
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.
Rolling with Rutherford
Students use statistics to make an indirect measurement they can easily confirm.
Cosmic Ray e-Lab
Students experience the excitement of scientific collaboration in this series of investigations into high-energy cosmic rays.