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View Resource Clocks In the Rocks

Provides information for college and graduate level on radioactive decay processes and radioactive dating. Gives key concepts and an index to hyperphysics and nuclear topics. Along with hyperphysics and nuclear topics, the site also provides information pertaining to: uranium-lead dating, the potassium-argon method, rubidium-strontium, rubidium-strontium, and the age of the earth.

View Resource Numerical Dating

In this exercise, students investigate methods used by geologists studying active tectonics for determining ages in actual numbers of years. Introductory materials describe the three most-used techniques for dating material formed during the Quaternary Period (approximately the last 1.65 million years), discuss the concepts of radioactive decay and half-life, and explain how these may be used to...

View Resource Topic in Depth - Radiometric Dating

There have been many modern scientific pushes to discover the age of natural and human-made artifacts and this folder describes some of them. Carbon-14 and Potassium Argon dating are just a few covered here in lesson plans, lectures, and overviews.

View Resource Museum Victoria: Radiometric Dating

The Museum Victoria offers a useful overview of radioactive decay of Potassium-40 and Carbon-14. The website discusses the benefits of isotopes for the research interests of geologists and physicists. There is also information about the dating capabilities of uranium, thorium, and ribidium.

View Resource Tulane University: Radiometric Dating

The fourth website, developed by Professor Stephen A. Nelson at Tulane University, provides a detailed mathematical explanation of the principles of radiometric dating. The site is divided into sections which include: Principles of Radiometric Dating; The Rb/Sr System; The U, Th, Pb System; and The Age of the Earth. Other dating methods are covered briefly as well, such as potassium argon...

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