QuarkNet Data Portfolio

A collection of proven instructional activities developed around data strands that help students develop an understanding about how scientists make discoveries. 
The Data Portfolio organizes activities by data strand and level of student engagement. Activities differ in complexity and sophistication—tasks in Level 1 are simpler than those in Levels 2 and 3. While each level can be explored individually, students that start in one level and progress to more complex levels experience increasingly engaging and challenging tasks. Teachers select activities to offer a learning experience of an appropriate length and level for their students.

Activity Namesort icon Data Strand Level NGSS Practices Topic
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
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
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
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
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
CMS Data Express (2 comments)

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
CMS e-Lab (0 comments)

Students have an opportunity to learn how to analyze data to calibrate the CMS detector and participate in discovery science (as particle physicists do).

LHC Level 3 1 3 4 6 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
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
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