To answer that question I turned to some "experts" - a middle school student, a high school student, a parent, and an educator.I asked all of them the same simple question: "What advice would you give to a teen about how to have a successful school year?Regardless of which name you prefer, the discovery was a true breakthrough that provided a tool to predict the geological history of the Earth and even the age of the Earth itself.To better understand how radiometric dating helps us determine the age of rocks, it will help us to gain a better understanding of how elements decay.No one wants to be known as the 'dramatic couple that has epic battles by the soda machines every Tuesday.' It is really hard to keep up your grades and the respect of your classmates and teachers when you bring your relationship problems to class with you. Until you are 18 and move out of your house, your parents have final say in what you do and don't do. It is so easy to become so engulfed in a significant other that friends just don't seem as fulfilling anymore.This will also scare away any other potential partners for the future. If you keep agendas hidden from them or refuse to let them meet the person you're dating, it will be a lot more difficult for you in the long run to have a good relationship on either end. However, friends keep you sane when your partner is driving you crazy. While you can't avoid your friends, you can't include them in every aspect of your relationship. If you're creative, get involved with a writing group or join the band. If you are a honor roll student and member of the key club, but you're interested in the slacker in the back row, you will have conflicted interests.
Learn about three common types of radioactive decay: alpha decay, beta decay and gamma decay. You simply subtract your birth date from the current date. It was also discovered that these elements decayed into other elements at fixed rates. So we have to rely on something called radiometric dating to figure out the age of rock.Because these rates do not change and because the radiation that rocks give off can be measured, it became possible to calculate the time the rock was formed or, in other words, the rock's birth date - give or take a few thousand years or so.Get out there and meet people and be able to have something to bring to the conversation. More importantly, if you are a needy person and you want to date a loner, you will have problems getting to a comfortable intimacy level. If a girl is known around campus as a cheater or if a guy's reputation is less than angelic, don't think that you will be the one to break the mold.Try to find someone that you think you can relate to - socially and mentally. Nothing is worse than being the one who 'shoulda-seen-it-coming' when a person's old habits repeat themselves. Separate your relationship from your school responsibilities.If you don't know what the boundaries are in your relationship, establish them before you end up in an uncomfortable situation. Remember that after high school, life changes dramatically.