How Light & Matter Interact


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An atom:

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1. An excited atom is:

2. A photon:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interaction of light and matter is a complex subject, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of the principles and components involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and principles of:

  • Electron energy levels
  • Binding energy
  • Photons
  • Excited atoms
  • Atoms

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as atom and photon
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between atoms and excited atoms
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding election energy levels and binding energy

Additional Learning

To learn more about the principles and terms surrounding the interaction of light and matter, review the accompanying lesson How Light & Matter Interact of Light and Matter. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define binding energy
  • Define energy level
  • Know the term for the lowest energy level
  • Understand the principles involved in energy level ascension
  • Define excited atom and know the causes of an excited atom
  • Define photon
  • Understand the role of atoms, electrons and photons in the interaction of light and matter