NGSS 7: Engaging in argument from evidence
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.
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.
Energy, Momentum, and Mass
Students examine data to find how energy, momentum, and mass are related.
Histograms: The Basics
Students build basic histogram skills required in many of the other activities in the Data Activities Portfolio.
What Heisenberg Knew
Heisenberg knew that, at the quantum level, we cannot know everything, at least not all at once. Students explore uncertainties in measurements of complimentary variables to find this out for themselves.
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.
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.
Mean Lifetime Part 1: Dice
Rolling dice serves as the model for decaying particles.