What Is a Subatomic Particle? - Definition & Mass


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The mass of _______ is the same as the mass of a proton.

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1. Because they are so small, ________ are not counted when measuring the mass of an atom.

2. In an atom, the _________ circle around the center of the atom.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

All matter is made up of subatomic particles, so understanding them is pretty important. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you with your understanding of the characteristics of subatomic particles. You will be quizzed on things such as the components of atoms and the qualities of subatomic particles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What has the same mass as a proton
  • What is not counted when measuring the mass of an atom
  • What circles the center of the atom
  • What subatomic particle has a negative charge
  • Characteristics of the atoms of a single element

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the characteristics and different types of subatomic particle
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you understand the key components that make up an atom
  • Knowledge application - Make sure you can answer basic questions about the different parts of an atom and the qualities of each part

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson titled What is a Subatomic Particle? - Definition & Mass will help you learn more about subatomic particles. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of a subatomic particle
  • Parts of an atom
  • Examples of subatomic particles