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Classifying Matter

TermDefinition
Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space
Mass The amount of matter in an object
Volume The amount of space an object takes up
Density The amount of matter packed into an objects space.
Sink Objects that are more dense than water
Float Objects that are less dense than water
Buoyancy The ability to float
Physical State Solid, Liquid, Gas
Magnetism Items made of Iron or iron alloys like steel are attracted to a magnet
Solubility The ability of a substance to dissolve
Mixture A combination of two or more objects that keep their own physical properties. Easily separated by physical properties.
Solution A type of mixture where one substance is dissolved into another and spreads out evenly. Can be separated by evaporation.
Boiling point Liquid to gas at 100 degrees
Freezing Point Liquid to solid at 0 degrees
Melting Point Solid to liquid at 0 degrees
Solid Has a definite (set) shape and volume
Liquid Has a definite (set) volume, but takes the shape of its container
Gas Has no definite (set) shape or volume
Relative Density Whether an item sinks or floats in water
Weight The effect of gravity on an object's mass
Triple Beam Balance Used to find the MASS of an object
Graduated Cylinder Used to find the VOLUME of an object
Spring Scale Used to find the WEIGHT of an object
Evaporation Water turning from a liquid to a gas. HEAT is added.
Condensation Water turning from a gas to a liquid. HEAT is taken away.
Conductor Objects that allow heat and electricity to pass through them .(metals)
Insulator Objects that do not allow heat and electricity to pass through them. (nonmetals)
Created by: ccoipel