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MatterandMeas.vocab

practice my science vocabulary

TermDefinition
Matter anything that has mass and takes up space
Solid A phase of matter that has a definite shape and definite volume
Liquid A phase of matter that has no definite shape, but a definite volume
Gas A phase of matter that has no definite shape and no definite volume
Melting a change from a solid to a liquid state, cause by a raised temperature
Freezing a change from a liquid to a solid state, cause by a lowered temperature
Water Cycle an endless cycle where water is constantly moving throughout
Evaporation a change from a liquid to a gaseous state, caused by a raised temperature
Condensation a change from a gaseous to a liquid state, caused by a lowered temperature
Precipitation water falls from the atmosphere as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
Transpiration water evaporates from leaves of plants
Surface Runoff water that flows in streams, river, canals...
Sub-surface runoff water that flows in underground sewers, drains, or streams
Groundwater water that is stored underground
Accumulation water builds up in one location, such as lakes, ponds, oceans, and reservoirs.
Infiltration water seeps into the ground then to be stored as groundwater
Physical Properties properties that can be measured to describe matter without changing the object
Chemical properties Properties that are observed during a chemical reaction
Mass the amount of matter in an object
Gram measured in milligram and kilogram
Weight A measurement of the pull of gravity on an object
Gravity the force that attracts an object toward the center of the earth
volume the amount of space something takes up
Regular objects objects that have even sides and edges
Irregular objects objects that do not have even sides and edges
Meniscus the bottom part of the curve of the liquid being measured
Density the amount of matter within a particular space
Created by: rlin