This lesson teaches students about radiometric dating and about how this provides evidence for evolution. The lesson starts with a brief introduction to what radiometric dating is and a few molecules we use to do radiometric dating. Students then do a lab activity in which they use coins, black and white chips, or dice inside of a box to show how half lives work. After the lab, they use their new knowledge and a visual aid to complete a chart of half-lives and parent:daughter isotope ratios. Lastly, they use the two charts they have created to complete radiometric problems themselves. These math problems come with a scaffold that contains directions so all students should be able to easily complete them.
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