I designed this activity to follow Alpha and Beta decay activities.Learning Goals: Students will be able to: Identify isotopes that are commonly used to determine how old matter might be.Explain how radiometric dating works and why different elements are used for dating different objects.
Identify types of nuclear reaction used for dating; include how elements change and balanced reaction.Ladies and Germs, it’s that time of year once again.Thursday the 12th of February and I’m bitter and alone so get yourself a box of chocolates and a salt shaker for your Bloody Mary, it’s time to get Na Cl (look it up).So I was thinking, what can I write about for my beloved VD-day that hasn’t already graced the bathroom walls of the Game Cola headquarters.Something that isn’t likely to get me immediately fired; out of a cannon and into the sun, that is.
So…this is an educational application developed by Ph ET Interactive Simulations in conjunction with the University of Colorado.
They write teaching tools for the sciences to be used by everyone from elementary school through the university level.
So, all due respect when I treat this as a joke, but I couldn’t find a more accurate representation of what I was looking for in a “dating sim”.
Pictured above is the actual “game” portion of this , and honestly I’m not all that well versed in the process so I’m not sure how to “play”, but what I gather is that you drag your Geiger counter or whatever it is over to whichever object and type in that object’s age.
Being that I have no idea how to take measurements of these things, it’s totally dumb luck that I was able to guess the age of that house correctly. We can, however, use that to dial in other results like that cow skull. I guess it’s been there twice as long as the house for some reason.
It doesn’t even appear to be buried by any stretch of the imagination.