NGSS 3: Planning and carrying out investigations
CMS Masterclass WZH-path
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 3: MINERvA
Students collect data from muons which decay in the MINERvA detector in the Fermilab NuMi beamline to understand particle decay and determine the muon lifetime.
ATLAS W-path Masterclass
Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physicists to 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.
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."
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.
Mass of U.S. Pennies
Students create and interpret a histogram of penny masses.
Students measure the D0 lifetime using data from LHCb, separating signal from backgrounds.
Rolling with Rutherford
Students use statistics to make an indirect measurement they can easily confirm.
Students have an opportunity to learn how to analyze data to calibrate the CMS detector and participate in discovery science (as particle physicists do).