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.

Mean Lifetime Part 1: Dice

Rolling dice serves as the model for decaying particles.

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.

Quark Workbench 2D/3D

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