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Learning objects Types of matter: quiz

TLF ID L5825

Test your understanding of the particle nature of matter. From a number of particle-level views of substances, choose the one that fits the type of matter required: solid, liquid, gas, pure substance, mixture, element, compound. For example, distinguish an element from a mixture and a pure compound. This learning object is the last in a series of six objects that progressively increase in difficulty. This content is also suitable for use on tablet devices (Android and iPad).

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students interpret atomic-level views of different substances.
  • Students identify different types of matter based on differences in their particle arrangements.
Educational value
  • Shows atomic-level views of solids, liquids, gases, pure substances, mixtures, elements and compounds.
  • Presents a sequence of 12 multiple-choice questions, each requiring students to pick the appropriate particle view from three alternatives.
  • Provides feedback to user input.
  • Allows students to access remedial information if unsuccessful.
Year level


Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science understanding
    • Science/Common substances
    • Science/Basic properties
    • Science/Investigation
    • Science/Molecules
    • Science/Observable properties
    • Science/Matter
    • Science/Properties
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application;
    • Analysis;
    • Synthesis
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Abstraction;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 27 May 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Denis Goodrum
    • Organisation: Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
    • URL:
    • Technical implementer
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 6.0 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: X v8
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Minimum platform requirements for tablet devices - Android 4.2, iOS v6
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Australia licence