Radioactive dating classroom activities
Pairs are recommended see accommodations section for suggestions on pairing students.
Teacher will ask student groups to send one representative to gather the materials or teacher may choose to have materials already set out for students.
Reading these two paragraphs will explain why the students are asked to find percentages and will relate what they do in the activity to what scientists have to do in the real world.
Once the teacher has read this section to them, the students may continue working independently.
This is going to represent Millions of Years or the x-axis on our graph.
If I have a coordinate point like 0, I need to trace horizontally to the zero mark on the x-axis and vertically to the mark on the y-axis.
The teacher may also choose to assist in guiding the students through the process of graphing the recorded data by saying the following script: Turn to the page directly after the data table.
The left column of your data table says Times Emptied on the Table.
Summative Assessment The teacher will use the questions from the Candyville Mall Dilemma Lab Sheet to summatively assess student learning.
The response answers may vary, but should appear similar to the suggested responses found in the Candyville Mall Dilemma Lab Sheet Key.
In this activity, students gain a better understanding of radioactive dating and half -lives.
Students use M&Ms to demonstrate the idea of radioactive decay.