Nevada Science Standards
P.12.C.4 Students know characteristics, applications and impacts of radioactivity. E/S
Next Generation Science Standards
HS-PS1-j Develop representations of the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during he processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.
Read Chapter 10.2 Rates of Nuclear Decay
Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
- How do nuclear decay rates differ from chemical reaction rates?
- How do scientists determine the age of an object that contains carbon-14?
Source: Prentice Hall: Physical Science - Concepts in Action