Association of American State Geologists. Adapted with permission. In part, they measure the age of rocks and other natural materials by dating techniques.
radioactive popcorn game
Similar presentations More Presentation on theme. "1 What does popping a bag of popcorn teach us about radioactive decay? All rights reserved. This subject is fundamental to understanding the magnitude of geologic time, the rate of geologic processes, and the quantitative history of the Earth. The goal of this module is to give you a basic understanding of radioactive decay and the mathematics used to describe it. The module is based on an analogy with the mathematics of popping a pot of popcorn.
I usually perform it after I have introduced radioactive decay and talked about how it works. It only takes a few minutes and I usually talk while I am waiting for the "decay" to happen. Required equipment includes popcorn, vegetable oil, a pan and a hot plate a hot air popper or other popcorn popper would work too.