The Skittles Half-Life Lab Activity is a very fun and hands on lab for students to develop an understanding of a radioactive half-life.
In this very affordable (only costs are skittles), quick, and easy set-up lab the students use the skittles to represent radioactive nuclei and based on if the skittles "S" side up they will lose approximately half their skittles with each step simulating a radioactive half-life.
This lab is a great way for students to explore radioactive half-lives which can be difficult to create or find a hands on labs and activities for. Plus they get to eat skittles when they are done!
Bags of Skittles
Small Cardboard Boxes
Enjoy and Godspeed!