What Are X-rays? - Definition & Uses


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Energy given off by electromagnetic waves is called:

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1. Which of the following is NOT a use of X-rays?

2. X-rays are:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are designed to test your knowledge of the features and uses of X-rays. You'll have to know about gamma rays and electromagnetic waves as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be prepared to answer questions about:

  • Energy given off by electromagnetic waves
  • Uses of X-rays
  • How X-rays are related to gamma rays
  • Electromagnetic waves that have the lowest frequency

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physical science lesson
  • Defining key terms - make certain you can accurately define X-rays
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how X-rays relate to gamma rays

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge by going over the lesson entitled What Are X-rays? - Definition & Uses. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify the history of Marie and Pierre Curie and their use of X-rays
  • Review what X-rays are and how they differ from other electromagnetic waves
  • Understand how X-rays are used in outer space