Exponential Decay

Students study exponential decay and its application to radiocarbon dating. In this exponential decay lesson, students use candy to model the time it takes for something to decay. Students also graph the data they collect and describe using an algebraic formula that gives the age of an object as a function.

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Resource Details

Grade
10th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2005
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