NGSS 2: Developing and using models
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.
CMS Masterclass J/Psi
Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physicists to learn how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.
Mean Lifetime Part 2: Cosmic Muons
Students learn how physicists measure muon lifetime.
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.
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.
CMS Data Express
CMS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize W or Z events from the LHC.
Making it ‘Round the Bend - Qualitative
Students explore the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.
Mass of U.S. Pennies
Students create and interpret a histogram of penny masses.