# 8

NGSS 8: Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

## 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.

## Angles and Dimuons

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

## Research Using Coding

This activity provides techniques for guiding students doing an independent research project.

## TOTEM 1

Students use TOTEM data to determine if protons (quantum objects) obey classical conservation of momentum.

## 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.

## Energy, Momentum, and Mass

Students examine data to find how energy, momentum, and mass are related.

## Z Mass Spreadsheet Extension

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

## What Heisenberg Knew

Heisenberg knew that, at the quantum level, we cannot know everything, at least not all at once. Students explore uncertainties in measurements of complimentary variables to find this out for themselves.

## 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.

## Signal and Noise: Cosmic Muons

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