What Are Radioactive Elements?

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What is radioactive decay?

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1. What are the three kinds of radioactive decay?

2. Which of the following are uses for radioactive elements?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You probably know that radiation is something to be avoided in most circumstances, but you may not be aware of what makes certain elements radioactive. Some of the topics you will encounter in these assessments include radioactive decay and Uranium-238.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • A description of radioactive decay
  • Three forms of radioactive decay
  • Uses for radioactive elements
  • Identifying a specific type of decay
  • The use of radioactive decay for electricity

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the kind of radioactive decay that occurs when an isotope releases two protons and two neutrons
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on radioactive elements
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase radioactive decay

Additional Learning

For more facts on this subject, review the associated lesson called What Are Radioactive Elements? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of radioactive
  • Radioactive decay and its different forms
  • Three examples of radioactive elements
  • Uses for radioactive elements
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