The Dating Game

Hillary Tulley, Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic (TEA)

A classroom activity that simulates radioactive decay using M&M candies. Students explore the concept of half-life and learn about dating techniques while learning about mummified Weddell seals from the Antarctic. The site provides detailed instructions and materials lists for the activity. Appropriate for grades 7-9.

Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Climate Literacy Principles: Complex Interactions:Carbon Cycle, Sun Drives Earth System:Fossil Fuel Formation
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Time/Earth History