Gamma Radiation: Definition, Uses & Equation


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Which of the following accurately describes what a gamma ray is?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a source of gamma radiation?

2. Who gave gamma rays their name?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of gamma radiation. Some of the concepts you'll be assessed on include a description of a gamma ray and the man responsible for coining the term 'gamma ray'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Description of a gamma ray
  • Sources of gamma radiation
  • Origins of the term 'gamma ray'
  • Gamma radiation effects
  • Uses of gamma radiation

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of gamma radiation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects of gamma radiation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify uses of gamma radiation

Additional Learning

To learn more about gamma rays, review the accompanying lesson titled Gamma Radiation: Definition, Uses & Equation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe a gamma ray
  • Relate how gamma rays fit into a gamma radiation discussion
  • Name two sources of gamma rays
  • Tell the effects of gamma radiation
  • Understand three gamma radiation uses