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Matter vocab (#1)

Matter terms

TermDefinition
accuracy the quality of being near the true value
balance equipment used to measure mass
brittle breaking into small pieces if bent or pressed
calibrate to mark off lines on measuring equipment for the desired unit
compress to squeeze or press together
conductor a material that does allow electricity or heat to pass through easily
dissolve to break into pieces too small to be seen
ductile able to be pulled into long, thin wires
flexible able to bend without breaking
gas a state of matter having indefinite volume, indefinite shape, with particles bouncing around and not touching each other
graduated cylinder equipment use to measure liquid volume
gram an SI unit to measure mass; 1g = 0.001kg; there are 1000g in 1 kilogram
insulator a material that does not allow electricity or heat to pass through easily
kilogram the SI base unit to measure mass; 1 kg = 1000g
kinetic theory a physics theory that all matter is made of moving particles in random motion
liquid a state of matter having definite volume, indefinite shape, with particles touching, and sliding around each other
liter the SI unit to measure volume of liquids
luster shininess; the property of something that shines with reflected light.
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