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In this classic nuclear decay lab students will use Skittles to emulate the decay of several atoms. Each lab group is given a different isotope and will pour out Skittles and eat all those that have decayed (S pointing down). Students will count the remaining Skittles and create a data table and then relevant decay curve.
Materials needed: 1 large bag of Skittles is about 400 Skittles. I usually give each lab group a cup of 50 Skittles.
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