In this activity, students use candy to model the time it takes for something to decay. The data collected can be graphed and described using a formula. Students who have learned about logarithms can derive the algebraic formula that gives the age of an object as a function of its C-14 content.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher page.
During the Activity
Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.
After the Activity
Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.