# Skill: Histograms

## How Speedy are These Muons?

In this activity, students use authentic detector data to apply simple 1D kinematics (v=d/t), interpret graphical data, and evaluate measurement uncertainties.

## Plotting a Concensus

The purpose of this activity is to come to a consensus for the “best” value for the mass of the Z Boson.

## Angles and Dimuons

This activity is based on the data analysis used for World Wide Data Day,

## CMS Masterclass WZH-path

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.

## Z Mass Spreadsheet Extension

Students use spreadsheet coding to determine the Z Mass for a large data set.

## Histograms: Uncertainty

Students construct histograms, identify the best value to represent the data, and report the uncertainty in their answers.

## Histograms: The Basics

Students build basic histogram skills required in many of the other activities in the Data Activities Portfolio.

## Mean Lifetime Part 3: MINERvA

Students collect data from muons which decay in the MINERvA detector in the Fermilab NuMi beamline to understand particle decay and determine the muon lifetime.

## Mean Lifetime Part 1: Dice

Rolling dice serves as the model for decaying particles.

## Signal and Noise: Cosmic Muons

In this introductory tutorial that, students learn about how to distinguish muon signals from background and instrumental noise.