Beta Particle: Definition & Symbol


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What material will stop beta particles?

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1. What is the difference between electrons and beta particles?

2. When were beta particles discovered (even if we didn't know what they were yet)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you understand the characteristics of beta particles. These assets will check your knowledge of the history and importance of beta particles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What materials stop beta particles
  • Differentiating between electrons and beta particles
  • Recalling the history of beta particles
  • Identifying the risks and benefits of beta particles

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related beta particles lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding beta particles and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as electrons and beta particles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding beta particles

Additional Learning

To learn more about beta particles, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Beta Particles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining the history of beta particles
  • Outlining the formation of beta particles
  • Illustrating the chemical symbol for beta particles
  • Identifying the dangers and uses of beta particles