Science - Chemistry
Standard 2 Objective 2
2 class periods of 70 minutes each
Students will do research relating half-life and the age of radioactive substances on interesting topics.
About twenty minutes will be needed for an introduction on day one. All of day two (70 minutes) will be used for student research and approximately thirty minutes on day three for class presentations.
Students should know the basics of carbon or other half-life dating. They should know enough that as they do the research they understand the material they find. This could be used as an introductory activity and the concepts of dating could be discussed later. This activity can be used as a hook to get students interested in the topic.
Give the students five points per question on their worksheet. Tell the kids they need to fill the lines provided.
Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.