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Planning and carrying out investigations
Activity Name Data Strand Level NGSS Practices Topic
Mass of U.S. Pennies (0 comments)

Students create and interpret a histogram of penny masses.

Cosmic Ray, LHC Level 1 1 3 4 7 Data Analysis, Measurement
Rolling with Rutherford (10 comments)

Students use statistics to make an indirect measurement they can easily confirm.

Cosmic Ray, LHC Level 1 1 3 4 7 Data Analysis, Measurement
Dice, Histograms & Probability (1 comment)

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." 

Cosmic Ray, LHC, LIGO Level 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Data Analysis, Measurement
Cosmic Muon Lifetime (1 comment)

Students learn how physicists measure muon lifetime.

Cosmic Ray Level 1 2 3 4 5 Data Analysis, Measurement, Particle Composition, Student data
ATLAS Masterclass (0 comments)

Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physiists to how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.

 

LHC Level 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 Data Analysis
ALICE Masterclass (0 comments)

Students search for strange particles, produced from collisions at LHC and recorded by the ALICE experiment.

LHC Level 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 Data Analysis
CMS Masterclass (0 comments)

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.

LHC Level 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 Data Analysis, Momentum Conservation
LHCb Masterclass (0 comments)

Students measure the D0 lifetime using data from LHCb, separating signal from backgrounds.

LHC Level 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 Data Analysis
Cosmic Rays and the Sun (0 comments)

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. 

Cosmic Ray Level 2 3 4 6 7 Data Analysis, Measurement, Student data
Cosmic Ray e-Lab (0 comments)

Students experience the excitement of scientific collaboration in this series of investigations into high-energy cosmic rays.

Cosmic Ray Level 3 1 3 4 6 Data Analysis