Dating Carbon-14, You Don't Know the Half of It! or There are Plenty of Fish in the Sea Just Watch Out for the Three-eyed Ones!
An Integrated, interdisciplinary, thematic study of nuclear energy, population growth and environmentat concerns andt he relationship to exponential growth and decay models. The students will learn how exponential growth and decay is related to their world. The students will learn about nuclear energy and radiation as it relates to the environment, medical field, and archeology. They will also learn how to use the exponential growth and decay models to predict population growth, consumer waste amounts, and the age of radioactive isotopes and how to calculate half-life. Medical, ethical, and moral concerns will also be addressed.