Robert Millikan: Biography, Atomic Theory & Oil Drop Experiment

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Robert Millikan is credited with calculating which fundamental science constant?

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1. What was the purpose of the oil drop experiment?

2. What is the SI unit of electrical charge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of Robert Millikan's contributions to science. Topics on the quiz include the fundamental science constant Millikan is credited with calculating and the purpose of the oil drop experiment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Fundamental constant in science by Millikan
  • Unit for an electrical charge
  • Who Harvey Fletcher was

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding Millikan and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of the oil drop experiment

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson, Robert Millikan: Biography, Atomic Theory & Oil Drop Experiment. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand who Robert Millikan was and his early history
  • Describe how Millikan discovered the value for an electron charge
  • Identify the letter symbolizing the constant
  • Explain why the measurement for a constant can actually change
  • Know the circumstances surrounding why Harvey Fletcher didn't receive the Nobel award
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