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

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