This handson activity is a simulation of some of the radiometric dating techniques used by scientists to determine the age of a mineral or fossil the activity uses the basic principle of radioactive.
In this lesson students will simulate radioactive dating at an archeological site objectives students will discover that radioactive isotopes decay exponentially.
Learn about different types of radiometric dating such as carbon dating understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating play a game that tests your ability to match the percentage of the dating element that remains to the age of the object explain the concept of halflife.
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radioactive dating game description an activity designed for 9thgrade earth science students subject earth science level la costa canyon high school date submitted 22512 date updated 22512 about phet our team sponsors offline access help center contact.
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activity radioactive dating read the passage in this science printable to learn about the history of radioactive dating and its uses students will answer comprehension questions and solve word problems using a table with information about the halflives of radioactive elements.
Radiometric dating or radioactive dating as it is sometimes called is a method used to date rocks and other objects based on the known decay rate of radioactive isotopes.
Span classnews_dtmar 01 2011spannbsp018332however in contrast the chances that an atom of polonium214 will decay during one minute are very highevery radioactive isotope has its own rate of decay this rate is called and measured as a half life.