Students discover the rules of particle transformations using transformation diagrams.
Making Tracks II
Students analyze tracks in a bubble chamber.
Making Tracks I
Students analyze tracks in a cloud chamber.
The Case of the Hidden Neutrino
Students use momentum conservation to examine the decay of top-antitop pairs to determine what is missing from the event.
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.
Quark Workbench 2D/3D
Students use Standard Model rules to build hadrons and mesons from quarks.
Calculate the Top Quark Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.
Calculate the Z Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the Z mass from event displays.