Finding the Top Quark
Using energy-mass equivalence and conservation of momentum, this activity allows students to calculate the mass for one of the fundamental particles of nature; the top quark. This activity uses real-life data from the Fermilab laboratory. A 30-minute video is included in the download files.
For a deeper exploration of particle physics, you may wish to download our updated Beyond the Atom: Remodelling Particle Physics, Second Edition lesson compilation.