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Geology Key Terms Day 5

Geology Key Terms Day 5
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Daughter Product
The isotope produced by radioactive decay of another isotope.
Half-Life
The amount of time it takes for half of the atoms in a radioactive sample to decay.
Isotopic Dating
Using radioactive elements to determine the age of rocks and fossils.
Numercial (absolute) Dating
Determining the actual age of a rock or fossil.
Radiocarbon Dating
Using carbon isotopes to determine the age of rocks and fossils.