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.