What Are Atoms? - Definition & Structure


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What are the three basic components of an atom?

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1. The nucleus of an atom contains

2. What two particles are attracted to each other?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the characteristics and structure of atoms. Topics you'll be quizzed on include knowing the three basic components of atoms as well as identifying what the term 'atomic number' means.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The three basic components of atoms
  • The contents of an atom's nucleus
  • Two atomic particles that are attracted to each other
  • Atomic numbers
  • Differences between elements

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on atoms
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding atomic numbers and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the contents of an atom's nucleus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the three basic components of atoms and the two atomic particles that are attracted to each other

Additional Learning

To learn more about atoms, review the accompanying lesson titled What Are Atoms? - Definition & Structure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the makeup of atoms
  • Relate how the word 'atom' came into being
  • Understand the Rutherford-Bohr model of an atom's structure
  • Describe the size and shape of a water molecule's atomic structure