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Classifying Matter

Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space (or volume).
Mass The amount of matter that is packed into an object.
Volume The amount of space an object takes up.
Solid Particles are packed tightly together and it has a fixed shape.
Liquid Particles are flowing. Has a fixed volume. Takes the shape of the container.
Gas Particles are bouncing around freely. Does not have a fixed volume. Takes the shape of the container.
Density The amount of matter packed into a given volume of a substance. Observed by Sinking or Floating.
Magnetism The pulling force of a magnet.
Properties Characteristics that describe objects including color, shape, size, texture, smell, taste, luster, magnetism, density, length, state of matter, flexibility, volume, mass, conductivity.
Conductor An object that allows electricity or heat to pass through easily.
Insulator An object that stops or slows down the flow of electricity or heat.
Physical State The states of matter. Solid, liquid,and gas.
Buoyancy An upward force. The ability to float.
Classify To sort objects into groups that are alike in some way.
Soluble The ability to be dissolved in or by a liquid.
Electric energy The form of energy that consists of a flow of electric charges through a conductor.
Thermal energy (heat energy) The energy of moving particles that produces heat.
Weight Measured by how much gravity pulls an object down.
Created by: ediehagler