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 Name Data Strand Level NGSS Practices Topic
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
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
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