What are subatomic particles?

I have tried researching and all the websites I look at are too advanced for me. I need something at an 8th grade reading level. If there aren't any websites like that can someone PLEASE try explaining this to me!?


I already know protons, neutrons and electrons. I just need to know what makes up those particles.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The two main elements that make up all matter are quarks and leptons (both are known as a particle called fermions). Their color, spin etc make up various different particles like protons and electrons. Think of them as little particles smaller than the particles you know but act in bizarre movements governed by forces like electromagnetism, gravity, etc. Each of these quarks and leptons spin at different speeds and directions. The speed and directions determine the type of particle it is (whether it is a neutron, electron, proton).

    Quarks are a more advanced subject, to simply it further is kinda hard.

    You can find out all about quarks and leptons at wikipedia...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron - electron

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protons - protons

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrons - neutrons

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarks - Quarks


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    alright you know what a partical is right? its like a little pice of **** that is in your house

    well sub atomic means its reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly small so its a little piece of ****

  • ceprn
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    it means smaller than an atom.

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