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Other

Description:

In this lab activity using M&M candy, students will explore the concepts of radioactive decay and dating. Students generate a radioactive decay table to simplify the math, use their data to plot a decay graph, develop the concept of half-life, and then use the graph to find the age of a mummified seal in Wright Valley, Antarctica. In a follow-up exercise, students will solve a mysterious Arctic murder.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

Space Science,Biology,Astronomy,Middle School,NSDL,Chemistry,Geology,Science,NSDL_SetSpec_dlese.org,Space sciences,Life Science,Physical sciences,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003232431945T,Geologic time,Physics,Geoscience,Earth science

Language:

English

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