Radiometric Dating

G. Kent Colbath, Cerritos College

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This site covers the use of radioactive decay as a clock to determine the age in years of events in earth history. The activity uses coin tosses to describe isotopes, both stable and unstable, and radioactive decay.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry