Cosmic Ray e-Lab Studies
Cosmic Ray e-Lab Studies: provide opportunities for high school students to conduct their own scientific investigations either with data they collected themselves or with data from their peers. QuarkNet teachers receive a kit to build a portable, configurable classroom detector; non-QuarkNet educators can purchase the DAQ with GPS, antenna and temperature and pressure sensors. They can buy the rest of the parts commercially. The browser-based e-Lab provides analysis tools for four different studies and a guided inquiry instructional tool complete with student and teacher pages. To access the e-Lab educators request accounts; they create accounts for their students. The Data Portfolio provides additional classroom activities that develop student knowledge and skills needed to complete their scientific investigation.