Hey guys – this is where 1st Period Chemistry posts results for the Half-Life Simulation lab. You’ll just list your data from the second data table as a comment – just like you comment every week, except this time you are just listing the data from the second data table. Don’t forget that your results must be posted by next Monday, Jan. 9, by 5:00 P.M. The lab report will be due written up in your lab book on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Remember, the number of particles to start with that are listed on the lab sheets are strictly examples. You must with something like 200 or so. You don’t have to use candies; you may use coins or anything else that has two sides. Please note that you are to post the number of “radioactive” nuclides remaining after each toss.

Just to clarify, everything on the lab sheets will go in your lab book. Title, Objective, Procedure, Observations (with data table), Conclusion, and Questions. Don’t forget that your graph needs to be drawn on graph paper, folded in half, and attached in your lab book. It can be stapled or taped (neatly, nothing sticking out of the lab book). And don’t forget that the analysis questions, calculations, graph, etc., go after your conclusion.

Click here if you need a copy of the Half-Life Simulation Lab .

Happy counting – and wait until AFTER the lab to snack!! 🙂

yeah! This is an easy lab~

I agree it is easy!

This half life lab waa confusing at first but now im getting it.

Thank you for an easy lab im looking forward to it!

Began with 200

toss 1- 101

toss 2- 50

toss 3- 27

toss 4- 17

toss 5- 10

toss 6- 4

toss 7- 2

toss 8- 2

toss 9- 1

toss 10/11- 0

Radioactive Decay: number of radioactive nuclei

Begin with 200

Toss 1-95

Toss 2-47

Toss 3-18

Toss 4-10

Toss 5-5

Toss 6-3

Toss 7-1

Toss 8-0

began with 200

toss 1-105

toss 2-64

toss 3-40

toss 4-21

toss 5-11

toss 6-8

toss 7-6

toss 8-4

toss 9-3

toss 10-2

toss 11-0

began with 200

toss 1-102

toss 2-40

toss 3-14

toss 4-8

toss 5-4

toss 6-3

toss 7-3

toss 8-2

toss 9-1

toss 10-0

began with 200

toss 1-113

toss 2-40

toss 3-14

toss 4-8

toss 5-4

toss 6-3

toss 7-3

toss 8-2

toss 9-1

toss 10-0

Began with 200

Toss 1-94

Toss 2-44

Toss 3-23

Toss 4-14

Toss 5-10

Toss 6-4

Toss 7-2

Toss 8-2

Toss 9-2

Toss 10-0

began with 200

toss 1- 90

toss 2- 55

toss 3- 25

toss 4- 15

toss 5- 5

toss 6- 4

toss 7- 1

toss 8- 2

toss 9- 1

toss 10- 1

toss 11- 1

Began with: 200

Toss 1: 97

Toss 2: 57

Toss 3: 27

Toss 4: 11

Toss 5: 6

Toss 6: 5

Toss 7: 3

Toss 8: 1

Toss 9: 1

Toss 10: 0

Toss 11: 0

Began with: 200

Toss 1: 104

Toss 2: 52

Toss 3: 34

Toss 4: 23

Toss 5: 15

Toss 6: 10

Toss 7: 6

Toss 8: 4

Toss 9: 3

Toss 10: 1

Toss 11: 0

Began with 200

Toss 1: 94

Toss 2:49

Toss 3: 28

Toss 4: 15

Toss 5: 9

Toss 6: 6

Toss 7: 3

Toss 8: 3

Toss 9: 3

Toss 10: 1

Toss 11: 0

Began with 200

Toss 1: 103

Toss 2: 52

Toss 3: 27

Toss 4: 21

Toss 5: 11

Toss 6: 5

Toss 7: 3

Toss 8: 2

Toss 9: 1

Toss 10:0

Toss 11:0

Began with 200

Toss 1: 111

Toss 2: 61

Toss 3: 30

Toss 4: 15

Toss 5: 8

Toss 6: 6

Toss 7: 4

Toss 8:4

Toss 9: 2

Toss 10: 1

Toss 11: 1

Toss 12: 0

Began with 200:

Toss 1-84

Toss 2-57

Toss 3-18

Toss 4-16

Toss 5-7

Toss 6-3

Toss 7-2

Toss 8-2

Toss 9-1

Began with 200:

Toss 1- 105

Toss 2- 46

Toss 3- 28

Toss 4- 17

Toss 5- 10

Toss 6- 6

Toss 7- 4

Toss 8- 3

Toss 9- 2

Toss 10- 1

Toss 11- 0

Began with 200

Toss 1: 107

Toss 2: 57

Toss 3: 36

Toss 4: 20

Toss 5: 12

Toss 6: 6

Toss 7: 5

Toss 8: 5

Toss 9: 3

Toss 10: 2

Toss 11: 1

Toss 12: 1

Toss 13: 1

Toss 14: 1

Toss 15: 0

Began with 200

Toss 1: 105

Toss 2: 55

Toss 3: 23

Toss 4: 9

Toss 5: 4

Toss 6: 1

Toss 7: 1

Toss 8: 1

Toss 9: 1

Toss 10:1

Toss 11:1

Toss 12:0

Began with 200:

Toss1: 113

Toss2: 61

Toss3: 35

Toss4: 17

Toss5: 8

Toss6: 1

Toss7: 1

Toss8: 0

Began with 421:

Toss1: 200

Toss2: 100

Toss3: 59

Toss4: 29

Toss5: 14

Toss6: 8

Toss7: 5

Toss8: 2

Toss9: 0

Began with 421:

Toss1: 200

Toss2: 100

Toss3: 59

Toss4: 29

Toss5: 14

Toss6: 10

Toss7: 8

Toss8: 5

Toss9: 2

Toss10:2

Toss11:0

Began with 200

toss 1- 128

toss 2- 90

toss 3- 53

toss 4- 37

toss 5- 22

toss 6- 14

toss 7- 8

toss 9- 2

toss 10- 1

toss 11- 1

toss 12- 0

Began with 200

Toss 1:126

Toss 2: 86

Toss 3: 32

Toss 4: 24

Toss 5: 10

Toss 6: 6

Toss 7: 6

Toss 8: 4

Toss 9: 2

Toss 10: 2

Toss 11: 0

Toss 0: 200

Toss 1: 107

Toss 2: 53

Toss 3: 35

Toss 4: 16

Toss 5: 11

Toss 6: 6

Toss 7: 5

Toss 8: 3

Toss 9: 1

Toss 10:1

Toss 11:0

Toss. Nuclei

0. 250

1. 122

3. 61

4. 30

5. 17

6. 9

7. 4

8. 1

9. 0

Ms.Skinner, where do we find the information that tells us where to put our graph? I read both of your posts and i couldn’t find anything. Do we just put it on graph paper and put nothing under observation? im confused

Ellen – It’s on there, you must have just missed it. You put all of your observations – both data tables, in the observation section. Then, you always put graphs on graph paper, and you staple them or tape into you lab book, usually at the end of the lab.