Chemistry Half-Life Simulation Lab – Part 1

CHEMISTRY: Hey guys! Here’s where you can find the first info on the Half-life Simulation Lab. It’s perhaps a bit safer than the real thing? Unless, of course, you’ve taken someone’s M&M’s and then you could have a whole different kind of meltdown! Someone stop me!

This is just the first post, you’ll post your results under a second post that will be just for your class period. I’ll probably write that post around Monday or so. Don’t forget that your results must be posted by next Friday, Jan. 11, by midnight on the post for YOUR CLASS – not this post (and yes, that can be your webpost for the week!). The lab report will be due written up in your lab book on Monday, Jan. 14.

By the way, 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. Happy counting! 🙂

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19 thoughts on “Chemistry Half-Life Simulation Lab – Part 1

    • Lauren – Your results from this lab. Go back and read the third paragraph of this web post. It tells you exactly what results to post.

    • Sarah – This is where it will get really interesting! Everyone in your class period will post their results in the designated web post that I’ll set up for you. Check around the third paragraph of these instructions to see what results you’ll post. Then you’ll gather the data for your class – add up everyone’s numbers for each toss, and record that in the table. Make sense?

    • Rachel – No, you’ll just include all your data in tables in the lab report. The only extra thing you’ll include and attach is the graph.

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