Revision questions about radiation:alpha,beta and gamma

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1. What is background radiation?
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2. What can be used to measure background radiation? And what units is radiaacitivity
measured in?
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3. What gas can radiation come from? And how does it vary across the UK?
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4. How do household alarms use radioactivity?
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5. What are the three different types of radiation? What are their properties? What are they
made of? Ionising,penetrating?
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6. What are the uses of the three different types of radiation?
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7. What are the uses of x ­ Rays and Gamma Rays?
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What are the properties of x ­ rays or gamma rays?
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9. What is an isotope?
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10. What is half life?
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11. Explain how computer are used to analyse radioactive decay?
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12. What is radioactive dating?
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13. What are some problems with radioactive dating?
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14. What are the dangers of radioactivity?
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How are new buildings protected from radon gas?
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17. What unit of measurement is radon gas measured in?
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18. What are cosmic rays?
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19. How are the northern lights created?
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