What Are Radioactive Materials? - Definition, Examples, Uses & Benefits


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What is the difference between carbon-13 and carbon-14?

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1. Isotopes are

2. What are the three types of radiation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the properties of radioactive materials. Some things you'll be assessed on include the difference between carbon-13 and carbon-14, the definition of an isotope, and the three types of radiation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying the difference between carbon-13 and carbon-14
  • Defining an isotope
  • Identifying the three types of radiation
  • Identifying major sources of radiation
  • Identifying true statements about radioactive materials

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding radioactive materials
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what makes material radioactive, the properties of radiation, and the different types of radiation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on sources of radiation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more about radiation by watching the associated lesson called What Are Radioactive Materials? - Definition, Examples, Uses & Benefits. This following objectives are included in this lesson:

  • Discover what radioactivity is
  • Become familiar with the different forms of radiation and differentiate between them
  • Learn the characteristics of radioactive materials
  • Identify how radiation is both harmful and beneficial