Radioactive Decay Probability. This activity has received positive reviews in a peer review process involving five review categories. The five categories included in the process are. A demonstration with full class participation to illustrate radioactive decay by flipping coins. Shows students visually the concepts of exponential decay, half-life and randomness. Works best in large classes -- the more people, the better.
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Description: With the Half-Life Laboratory, students gain a better understanding of radioactive dating and half-lives. Students are able to visualize and model what is meant by the half-life of a reaction. By extension, this experiment is a useful analogy to radioactive decay and carbon dating. This experiment is best used by student working in pairs. Objectives Students try to model radioactive decay by using the scientific thought process of creating a hypothesis, then testing it through inference.
Summer Research Program for Science Teachers. Manhattan Center for Science and Math. Radioactive Decay and Half-Life. Purpose : Model the rate of decay of radioactive isotopes using a penny model. Common isotopes to use are carbon, iodine, cobalt, hydrogen-3, strontium, and uranium, though any radioactive isotope with a known decay type and half-life can be used.
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