THE THREE STATES
What is matter?
Matter is anything that has mass
and takes up space.
Properties of Matter
How It Looks (Shiny ,Dull, Color, etc.)
How It Feels (Hard, Soft, Rough , Smooth,
How It Smells (Sweet, Sharp, Terrible, No
How It Sounds (Loud, Soft, Echo, No
What It Does (Bounce, Stretch, Tear,
Break, Magnetism etc.)
A solid is matter that has that has definite
size and shape.
Example: Put a sneaker in a box. It stays
A liquid takes the shape of any container.
Example: Pour juice into a glass. The juice
will take on the shape of the glass.
Gas is matter that has no definite shape.
Gases take the shape of whatever
container they are in .
Example: The air all around us is a gas.
Physical changes in matter
A Physical change is a change in how matter looks,
but not the kind of matter is it is.
Chemical changes in matter
New Matter is formed.
Let’s watch a video clip
States of Matter
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Is this a solid, a liquid, or a gas?
Can you find more than one type of matter in any of the pictures?
Is this a physical change or a chemical change?
Can you find more than one physical or chemical change in the pictures?
The Three States of Matter
What are the three states of matter?
Please give an example of each one.