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5th Science Unit 2

Physical Properties of Matter

Boiling point the temperature at which a substance changes from a liquid to a gas
Celsius the international scale of measurement for temperature
Conductor a substance or object that allows energy to flow through it easily
Dissolving the process by which substances breakdown into small pieces and spread evenly in liquid (water)
Electrical energy energy that is absorbed or delivered by an electric circuit
Insulator a substance or object that does not allow energy to flow through it easily
Magnetism a force of attraction that causes a magnetic material to move
Mass the amount of matter in something
Matter anything that has mass and takes up space
Melting / freezing point the temperature at which a substance changes from a liquid to a solid or a solid to a liquid by the loss or addition of heat
Mixture a combination of two or more substances that can be easily separated in some physical way
Physical properties properties of matter that can be observed, measured, or changed without changing the matter itself
Properties characteristics used to identify matter
Relative density floating or sinking when compared to water
Solubility the ability of a substance to dissolve in another substance, such as sugar dissolving in water
Solution a type of mixture in which the particles of one or more substances are uniformly dispersed (spread out) throughout another substance
Temperature a way of measuring how hot or cold something is
Thermal / heat energy energy related to the temperature of an object or a substance
Volume the amount of space that a substance or object takes up
Created by: PerkyPerk