For this carbon dating worksheet, students write and illustrate a comic strip describing the entire process of C-14 dating. Then students complete 6 short answer and 2 fill in the blank questions.
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Carbon 14 Dating in Practice I
How old is the plant? Here is a task that presents the exponential decay function for carbon 14 in a plant. Pupils use the function to estimate the amount of carbon 14 in the plant when it died and analyze the function to find what the...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's...CARBON!
An interesting lesson takes pupils on a trip through the carbon cycle. A reading passage allows scholars to take notes and make choices about what happens to the carbon on its journey. This third lesson in a series of 21 discusses...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Weak Interaction: The Four Fundamental Forces of Physics #2
Scientists can't just change a neutron to a proton, can they? Although they don't have control of this process yet, they have identified the weak force that does exactly that. The simple graphics in an interesting video explain the...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science
Radioactive Dating Game
Uranium 235 has a half-life of over 700 million years and is the fuel used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Pupils see the half-lives and decay rates of Carbon-14 and Uranium-238. They also take measurements of these two...
6th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable