Carbon dating scientists
The exercise they will go through of working backwards from measurements to age should help them understand how scientists use carbon dating to try to determine the age of fossils and other materials.
By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that all matter is made up of atoms, which are far too small to see directly through a microscope.
So by measuring carbon 14 levels in an organism that died long ago, researchers can figure out when it died.
The procedure of radiocarbon dating can be used for remains that are up to 50,000 years old.
For some reason, which I have not yet figured out, at least one person per week has been asking me about the Carbon-14 Radiometric Dating Technique.
They want to know if it is accurate or if it works at all.