Data-based Investigations

These student investigations support core proficiencies common to all science teaching and learning from kindergarten through voting citizenry. Help your students:
  • Know, use, and interpret scientific explanations of the natural world
  • Generate and evaluate scientific evidence and explanations
  • Understand the nature and development of scientific knowledge
  • Participate productively in scientific practices and discourse1

Top Quark Calculate the Top Quark mass with data from D0 - an example of conservation of momentum. Cosmic Rays Study cosmic rays with data from classrooom cosmic ray detectors.
Special Relativity Investigate special relativity with data from Experiment 687. LIGO Study earthquakes with data from LIGO.
Prairie Research Answer Prairie Research Questions using SIMPly Prairie and Student Data. Sky Server Study data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) with the Skyserver.
CMS e-Lab Study CMS Data using the CMS e-Lab from I2U2.  

1 Taking science to school: Learning and teaching science in grades K-8. (2007) Duschl, R.A., Schweingruber, H.A., Shouse A. W. editors. National Research Council. The National Academies Press; Washington, D.C.