Use candy to demonstrate absolute dating and radiometric decay!
This lab is a great way to show how isotopes decay.
Students use this model to observe "Isotopes" decay over each half life. At the end of the lab (IF they have done all their work) they can enjoy their "daughter products".
They will practice graphing data and producing tables as well in this lab.
Key Words: Skittles, Candy, absolute dating, relative dating, Half-life, radiometric decay, atom, isotope, proton, electron, neutron, evolution, Carbon-14, graphing, data table, observation.