Using Radioactive Decay To Determine Age

Students explore the process of carbon dating fossils to determine their age. They simulate radioactive decay using pennies in a shoe box. Heads represents a decayed atom each time they shake the box. They use the data to calculate the half-life for this "element".

7th - 11th Science 3 Views 29 Downloads
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