Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating
Donald Wise 1990 Journal of Geological Education v38 n1 p38

This article describes a laboratory activity in which the melting of ice in a funnel is used as an analogue for radioactive decay. The physical setup of the lab is described as well as talking points for the instructor to use with the class in discussing the various analagies that can be drawn between the two processes.


PDF of Article (Reproduced with the permission of the NAGT)
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Subject: Education:Assessment
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Education:Assessment:Other Assessment Type, Education:AssessmentKeywords: ice, dating, geologic time, thermodynamics