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Name ______________________________________________________ Period ______ Date _________Radioactive Dating Game LabRadioactive Dating Game - Radiometric Dating | Carbon Dating | Half LifePurpose:You will use the radioactive decay rate and original-daughter element ratios of carbon-14and uranium-238 to determine the ages ofdifferent objects.Procedure:1.Load PhETRadioactive Dating Game2.Click on tab forDecay Rates3.SelectCarbon-14.Using the graph, theestimated half-life for C-14 is_5730________ years.4.Move the bucket slider all the way to theright.This will place 1000 C-14 atomsonto the screen.a.Click on theStart/Stopto stop the C-14 decay.Click onReset All Nucleib.Click on theStart/Stopto start the C-14 decay.Stop the decay as you get close to one half-life.c.Use theStepbutton to stop decay at onehalf-life.After 1 half-life, how many C-14 atoms of the 1000 original remain?__475_____

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Term
Fall
Professor
Ms Thompson
Tags
Radioactive Decay, Half Life, Radiometric dating, Plant Tree

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