Teaching Radioactive Decay: Radioactive Half-life And Dating Techniques

High schoolers generate a radioactive decay table for an imaginary element using a box filled with pinto beans and M&M's. They use their data to plot a decay graph, develop the concept of half-life, and use the graph to "age" several samples.

9th - 12th Science 35 Views 99 Downloads
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Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Duration
2 hrs

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