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"From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Butterworth: What's the smallest thing in the universe?"

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But the atom is not the smallest unit of matter. eetnperimxs found that each atom has a tiny, dense nucleus, surrounded by a cloud of even tinier electrons. The electron is, as far as we know, one of the fundamental, indivisible bindluig blocks of the universe. It was the first Standard moedl particle ever discovered. Electrons are bnuod to an atom’s nucleus by electromagnetism. They attract each other by exchanging particles called photons, which are quanta of light that carry the electromagnetic force, one of the fundamental foercs of the Standard Model.

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But the atom is not the smallest unit of matter. ___________ found that each atom has a tiny, dense nucleus, surrounded by a cloud of even tinier electrons. The electron is, as far as we know, one of the fundamental, indivisible ________ blocks of the universe. It was the first Standard _____ particle ever discovered. Electrons are _____ to an atom’s nucleus by electromagnetism. They attract each other by exchanging particles called photons, which are quanta of light that carry the electromagnetic force, one of the fundamental ______ of the Standard Model.

Solution

  1. building
  2. model
  3. experiments
  4. bound
  5. forces

Original Text

But the atom is not the smallest unit of matter. Experiments found that each atom has a tiny, dense nucleus, surrounded by a cloud of even tinier electrons. The electron is, as far as we know, one of the fundamental, indivisible building blocks of the universe. It was the first Standard Model particle ever discovered. Electrons are bound to an atom’s nucleus by electromagnetism. They attract each other by exchanging particles called photons, which are quanta of light that carry the electromagnetic force, one of the fundamental forces of the Standard Model.

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collocation frequency
high energy collisions 3

Important Words

  1. atom
  2. attract
  3. blocks
  4. bound
  5. building
  6. called
  7. carry
  8. cloud
  9. dense
  10. discovered
  11. electromagnetic
  12. electromagnetism
  13. electron
  14. electrons
  15. exchanging
  16. experiments
  17. force
  18. forces
  19. fundamental
  20. indivisible
  21. light
  22. matter
  23. model
  24. nucleus
  25. particle
  26. particles
  27. photons
  28. quanta
  29. smallest
  30. standard
  31. surrounded
  32. tinier
  33. tiny
  34. unit
  35. universe