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This lesson can be used as an introduction to radioactivity.
Students should have familiarity with the scientific notation and the units milli, micro, and nano.
New York State Standards in Science - Intermediate Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
(Mathematical Analysis and Scientific Inquiry) Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.
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The question checker tells which question is wrong and gives the student a second or fifth chance. Radioactive Decay Model site gives you a hands-on student activity to understand the decay curve of C-14.Students will be introduced to being science/math detectives by trying to figure out the relationship of organisms using graphs.Students then are introduced to the controversy around the Shroud of Turin, which has been carbon dated. If you have looked at a periodic table, you may have noticed that the atomic mass of an element is rarely an even number. If you are an atom with an extra electron, it's no big deal.