Jurassic Exponentials

F-LE- 2: Constructing Exponential Functions

COULD JURASSIC PARK REALLY EXIST?

HOOK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJlmYh27MHg&edufilter=0NsmCsBD3UGorqyU6yfFOg

Investigation:

Half-life Experiment

PURPOSE:

To simulate radioactive decay and half-life.

Closure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRTBhGGEk8g&edufilter=0NsmCsBD3UGorqyU6yfFOg

21st Century Skills

Environmental Literacy
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Communication & Collaboration
Media Literacy
Initiative & Self Direction

TEACHER'S ROLE:

Facilitating Collaboration
Asking Probing Questions
Purposefully Redirecting

STUDENT'S ROLE:

Investigate exponential decay through modeling activity
Record and interpret data in a table
Determine behavior of data on scatter plot
Generate exponential function
Make predictions based on function

Math Practices

Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them
Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively
Model with Mathematics

"Scientists have finally found out how long DNA lasts in fossils. Alas, their discovery puts dreams of real life Jurassic Parks to rest for good."