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Investigating Isotopes: Using M&M's as a Model for Calculating Average Atomic Mass part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this chemistry laboratory activity, students will be given a random sample of the fictitious element "M&Mium." This sample contains at least three different "isotopes" of M&Mium (examples include plain, peanut, almond, peanut butter, etc). The students will design and carry out a procedure to determine the average "atomic" mass of the element M&Mium.