The Dating Game data | hook | main | background & resources | student Hook In this fun (and edible!) lab using M&M's, students will explore the concepts of rdioactive decay and dating. Students generate a radioactive decay table (designed to simplify the math), use their data to plot a decay graph, develop the concept of half-life, and then use the graph to find the age of a mummified seal in Wright Valley Antarctica. In a follow-up exercise, students will solve a mysterious Arctic murder. The activity is adapted from Darnell Giron's "M&M half-life" in Earth at Hand A collection of arcticles from NSTA's journals. Collected by Sharon M. Stroud and Jeffrey C. Callister Back to: TEA Activities Page data | hook | main | background & resources | student |