Making it ‘Round the Bend - Quantitative
Students measure the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.
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.
ATLAS Data Express
ATLAS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize Z events in the LHC and distinguish muons from electrons.
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."
TOTEM Data Express
Use quantum physics and LHC data to estimate the size of the proton.
CMS Data Express
CMS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize W or Z events from the LHC.
Rolling with Rutherford
Students use statistics to make an indirect measurement they can easily confirm.
Mass of U.S. Pennies
Students create and interpret a histogram of penny masses.
Quark Workbench 2D/3D
Students use Standard Model rules to build hadrons and mesons from quarks.
Cosmic Ray e-Lab
Students experience the excitement of scientific collaboration in this series of investigations into high-energy cosmic rays.