Activities are based on techniques that physicists use to make discoveries. We have included activities that use data from LIGO seismic studies and activities that help students explore the concepts in this experiment.

Seismology

This unit engages students learn what creates waves caused by earth movements and how to interpret seismographs and seismograms.

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." 

LIGO e-Lab

Students experience the excitement of scientific collaboration by investigating seismic behavior that influence the behavior of LIGO's gravitational wave detectors.