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Analyzing and interpreting data
Activity Name Data Strand Level NGSS Practices Topic
Calculate the Z Mass (2 comments)

Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the Z mass from event displays.

LHC Level 1 1 4 5 7 Data Analysis, Momentum Conservation
Plotting LHC Discovery (0 comments)

Students explore features of mass plots of a well-understood particle and apply what they have learned to plots from new discoveries.

LHC Level 1 4 6 7 Data Analysis, Momentum Conservation
Calculate the Top Quark Mass (4 comments)

Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.

Cosmic Ray, LHC Level 1 1 4 5 7 Data Analysis, Momentum Conservation
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
Making it ‘Round the Bend (1 comment)

3 activities in which students explore properties of dipole and quadrupole magnets, forces felt by charged particles moving through magnetic fields, the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.

LHC Level 1 4 5 7 Electric Potential, Lorentz Force, Motion of Charged Particles
Rolling with Rutherford (6 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 (0 comments)

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