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Teaching Carbon dating

Carbon dating

The age of a once-living plant or animal can be determined based on the radioactive decay of common carbon isotopes.

CK-12 (High School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How can scientists use carbon dating to determine the age of dead carbon-based life forms?
STANDARDS:
HS-PS1-8 - Nuclear Processes

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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