Nuclear physics and radiation are all around us; in nature, medicine, industry and electricity generation. Understanding radiation, how to use it safely and its effects on us and the environment.
What is the centre of an atom called?
Which of the following orbits outside the centre of atoms?
Which of the following is a type of radiation?
What is beta radiation?
High-energy electromagnetic waves
Slow-moving helium nuclei
What will absorb gamma radiation?
Air or a human hand
What is ionisation?
An atom losing a proton
An atom losing a neutron
An atom losing an electron
Which type of radiation causes the most ionisation?
What safety precautions should we take when handling radiation?
Keep the radiation away from the body and eyes
Wear only reflective clothing
Stand on an insulator like a wooden box
What can we use to monitor the amount of radiation a person receives?
What does equivalent dose depend on?
The type of radiation
The area of the body
The type of tissue
What are the two main nuclear fuels?
Uranium and plutonium
Uranium and curium
Plutonium and mendelevium
What must we do with the waste from nuclear power stations?
Dump it at sea
Nothing, it's fine
Store it safely until it becomes safe