Radioactive dating

Here is a perfect activity to go with chapter 8.   Unfortunately it seems like we skipped that one, but still here we go.

This site has a nice simulation to show the half life of radioactive elements, how they decay over time and how that can be used to date unknown samples.   Goes really well with either a section on  Geologic time scale or on the periodic table.

Included is a worksheet that I wrote for this one, feel free to use or modify if it might be useful.

Half life computer simulation




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