An overview of radioactive decay.
Math questions are tackled in this video in order to demonstrate exponential growth and decay functions.
Drawings and facts are used to explore radioactive decay.
Mr. Andersen explains how carbon-14 dating can be used to date ancient material. The half-life of radioactive carbon into nitrogen is also discussed. Courtesy of bozemanbiology
Students take an informational tour to gain a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in Earth’s history, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale.
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Reviews the process of radioactive decay.
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A supernova explosion occurred at a serendipitous time in the birth of our solar system. This gave us the heavy elements; scientists discuss whether it also caused the formation of the sun and planets.
Discusses the career of Glenn Seaborg, who synthesized many transuranium elements, and created plutonium-239, which is used in the nuclear industry and in atomic bombs.
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An applet illustrating radioactive atomic decay as a function of time.
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