Isotopes of Pennies
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Students demonstrate that isotopes of an element have different masses. They illustrate atomic mass and neutrons. The periodic table is examined in length. Display of a collection of atoms is surveyed.
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Demonstrating the Half-Life of a Radioactive Isotope
For this half-life worksheet, learners use 100 pennies to simulate radioactive isotopes and half-life. They place the pennies in a box and shake the box. All pennies that turn up tails are removed from the box. They represent the...
8th - 10th Science
Frosty the Snowman Meets His Demise: An Analogy to Carbon Dating
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9th - 12th Science