Photons, Particle Soup & Nucleosynthesis


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Hydrogen nuclei consisting of a proton and a neutron are called:

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1. A positron is:

2. This is a kind of matter, composed of antiparticles, which will annihilate matching ordinary matter on contact:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson that discusses what happened after the Big Bang. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include packets of electromagnetic energy and the definition of a positron.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Hydrogen nuclei that consist of a proton and a neutron
  • Matter that will annihilate matching ordinary matter on contact
  • Packets of electromagnetic energy that travel at the speed of light

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet encourage you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on what happened after the Big Bang
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding various types of matter
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the material that filled the universe during its first seconds

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Photons, Particle Soup & Nucleosynthesis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the field of cosmology
  • Identify the condition of the universe in the first 10 millionth of a second after the Big Bang
  • Understand the characteristics of protons, electrons, positrons, antimatter
  • Recognize the events that occurred during the universe's 'cooling off'
  • Know about the process of nucleosynthesis