Lesson Plan: Identifying Particles in Detectors Physics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to determine the charge and mass of particles from the paths that they follow through particle detectors.
Students will be able to
- identify the direction of the force experienced by a charged particle moving in a magnetic field,
- use for a charged particle moving in a magnetic field to find the charge-to-mass ratio of the particle,
- use data about the charge-to-mass ratio of different particles to identify unknown particles based on information about their paths in a magnetic field,
- interpret diagrams of the path of a charged particle in a magnetic field to determine properties such as the charge-to-mass ratio and the charge of a particle.
Students should already be familiar with
- using to find the charge-to-mass ratio of a particle,
- the particles of the standard model.
Students will not cover
- types of particle detection chambers.