McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life

Radiometric Dating Using M & Mium

radiometric dating graph

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate the concept of half-life and how it relates to radioactive material
  • Determine the half-life of Twizzlers and a “radioactive” element called M&Mium
  • Create graphs to represent the half-life of an element
  • Determine how different factors modify the shape of the half-life graph

Key Concepts:  fossils, isotopes, radiometric dating, half-life, graphing skills.

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