Cathode Ray Experiment: Summary & Explanation


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Which of the following is NOT a subatomic particle?

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1. The beams of charged particles contained within vacuum tubes that Thomson used to discover the electron are:

2. What property of electronic charges helped lead J.J Thomson to his discovery of the electron?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We designed our worksheet and matching quiz to test your knowledge of the Cathode ray experiment. The multiple-choice questions test your knowledge of different types of particles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these materials, you can assess your understanding of:

  • Name for the particles that atoms are made up of
  • How J.J. Thomson discovered electrons
  • Examples of a subatomic particle
  • The term referring to the beams of charged particles contained within vacuum tubes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall the information you gained regarding the name of the particles that atoms are made of
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of particles
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pick out the most important details from the lesson on the Cathode ray experiment

Additional Learning

It's easy to learn even more about this experiment if you go through the lesson: Cathode Ray Experiment: Summary & Explanation. Additional topics that you can cover include:

  • The main parts of an atom
  • Characteristics of different particles
  • The significance of the Cathode ray experiment