What Are Isotopes? - Definition, Types & Examples


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1. How many neutrons does the following isotope have?

2. Which of the following types of radioactive isotopes are man-made or are a result of human activity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand atomic mass and atomic number. The quiz will also assess your understanding of concepts like stable and radioactive isotopes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of isotopes
  • Identifying the number of neutrons in a given isotope
  • Man-made radioactive isotopes
  • Types of isotopes
  • Identifying atoms that are isotopes of one another

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of isotopes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about atoms and elements in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how some isotopes are man-made and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about identifying isotopes in given examples

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of isotopes, review the lesson called What Are Isotopes? - Definition, Types & Examples, which covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the composition of isotopes
  • Differentiate between the different types of isotopes
  • Explore some examples of carbon and other isotopes