Education Technology

How Long Ago Did You Have A Mole?

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

A great activity for mole day (10 / 23) or with radioactive decay! In this activity, students will predict when a 'mole of a substance' was presence. Based upon radioactive decay rate of a substance, the initial amount found, and the mole concept students will create a graph and interpolate within the graph. Teachers can customize this activity so each student has a different mole they are seeking.

Before the Activity

Teachers should download the two files below. The PDF file includes teacher and student directions. The TNS file needs to be downloaded and sent to the N-Spires.