STUDENT ACTIVITY - Build a timescale -In this activity, students develop a timescale for a person’s life. The techniques of relative and absolute dating are similar to those used in the construction of a geological timescale.
Other terms used for this process include: Carbon dating, radiometric dating, and absolute dating.In this hands-on radioactive dating (or radiometric dating) activity, students gain a greater understanding of the process of radioactive decay through the use of candy or pennies.
I would like to incorporate this into my ceremony instead of a candle or sand. Have an empty box, have the officiant read this, and put something from our wedding day in that box. We can keep filling the box throughout the years with "treasures" we collect together.