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.

Calculate the Top Quark Mass

Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.

Quark Workbench 2D/3D

Students use Standard Model rules to build hadrons and mesons from quarks.

Calculate the Z Mass

Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the Z mass from event displays.