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In this carbon dating worksheet, students read about carbon dating and the estimate the age of a given fossil. This one-page worksheet contains one multi-step problem.
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New Review It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's...CARBON!
An interesting instructional activity 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 instructional activity in...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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
How Old is it Really? - How Do We Know that the Earth is 4.6 Billion Years Old?
Eight neat slides lead to the understanding of how geologists have determined Earth's age. Most of the slides are dedicated to explaining the absolute dating method of assessment. Color diagrams display radioactive isotopes and a graph...
9th - 12th Science
New Review 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
Frosty the Snowman Meets His Demise: An Analogy to Carbon Dating
Students read and discuss an article about carbon dating, then participate in a hands-on lab to discover how carbon dating works. Students also write a letter to a friend explaining the process, and how archeologists use the process to...
9th - 12th Science