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Students measure the fluid depth with time for several "runs" with varied conditions, then graph their results, create decay equations, manipulate these equations and use them to "date" another experiment.

They then apply their new understanding to make predictions regarding complications involved in the decay process and its use in dating (such as daughter loss).

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Technology is essential to science, because it provides instruments and techniques that enable observations of objects and phenomena that are otherwise unobservable due to factors such as quantity, distance, location, size, and speed.

Technology also provides tools for investigations, inquiry, and analysis.

Current methods include using the known decay rates of radioactive isotopes present in rocks to measure the time since the rock was formed.

Before class begins, prepare five bags filled with about 100 beads each.

Radioactive isotopes are unstable and undergo spontaneous nuclear reactions, emitting particles and/or wavelike radiation.

The decay of any one nucleus cannot be predicted, but alarge group of identical nuclei decay at a predictable rate.

The bag itself represents the fossil and the beads inside represent some of the millions of atoms that make it up.

As scientists, their job is to count the number of parent and daughter isotope atoms in each bag, and from this data to determine how many half-lives the isotope has gone through and therefore the age of the rock.

Next, they will look at the graph of decay and see that when 25% of the parent isotope atoms are left, the isotope has gone through two half-lives.

In this way, they get practice reading graphs and using them to understand and interpret data.

A good idea is to have the graph printed on the worksheet with the data table so that the students can have it right in front of them.

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