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.