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 (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
CMS Data Express (1 comment)

CMS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize W or Z events from the LHC.

LHC Level 2 4 5 8 Data Analysis, Measurement, Momentum Conservation, Motion of Charged Particles
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
TOTEM Data Express (1 comment)

Use quantum physics and LHC data to estimate the size of the proton.

LHC Level 2 4 5 8 Data Analysis, Measurement, Momentum Conservation, Other
ATLAS Data Express (0 comments)

ATLAS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize Z events in the LHC and distinguish muons from electrons.

LHC Level 2 4 5 8 Data Analysis, Measurement, Momentum Conservation