What is a Particle? - Definition & Theory


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Which of the following objects (in bold font) CANNOT be thought of as particles?

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1. Which of the following are not subatomic particles?

2. What does it mean for particles to be point-like?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Practice questions on this quiz/worksheet will focus on the definition of a particle, particle theories and examples of subatomic particles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will include:

  • What it means when a particle is point-like
  • Which particles make up the nuclei of an atom
  • A shopping mall experiment in which you have to determine what can and cannot be considered a particle

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about particles
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding subatomic particles and atoms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different kinds of particles

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called What is a Particle? - Definition, Theory & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about particle properties and classifications
  • Find out how many atoms scientists have discovered today
  • Discuss the differences between subatomic and atomic particles