AQA GCSE Physics Unit 1b alpha beta gamma

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Can you name the type of ionising radiation: alpha beta or gamma?

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ClueType of radiation
Which has the largest mass?
Which radiation has the biggest mass?
Which is a helium nucleus travelling at high speed?
Which passes through paper but is stopped by a few mm of aluminium?
Which is most harmful in the body?
Tracers in the body usually have a half life of a few hours and emit this radiation
What is used in a smoke alarm?
Which would be used as a tracer under the road?
Which is the most penetrating type of radiation?
Which passes through paper and aluminium but is reduced by thick lead
Which is the most ionising type of radiation?
ClueType of radiation
If a nucleus decays and the atomic number goes down by two what radiation was emitted?
Which is the least penetrating type of radiatinon?
Which is an electromagnetic wave?
Which travels fastest?
Which is used to make sure paper is kept at the right thickness?
Which is a high speed electron
Which is the least ionising type of radiation?
If a nucleus decays and the atomic number goes up by one what was emitted?
If a neutron turns into a proton in the nucleus of an unstable atom, what radiation is emitted?
Which is stopped by a piece of paper or air?

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