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Construction explanations and designing solutions
Activity Name Data Strand Level NGSS Practices Topic
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
Quark Workbench (3 comments)

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

Cosmic Ray, LHC Level 1 2 6 Particle Composition
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
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
LIGO e-Lab (0 comments)

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

LIGO Level 3 1 3 4 6 Data Analysis