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.
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.
Students have an opportunity to learn how to analyze data to calibrate the CMS detector and participate in discovery science (as particle physicists do).
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.
Cosmic Ray e-Lab
Students experience the excitement of scientific collaboration in this series of investigations into high-energy cosmic rays.
Plotting LHC Discovery
Students explore features of mass plots of a well-understood particle and apply what they have learned to plots from new discoveries.
Calculate the Top Quark Mass
Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.