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Matter

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TermDefinition
MATTER anything that has mass and volume (a substance or material that has mass and takes up space)
PARTICLES OF MATTER the smallest part of a substance with properties that are the same as the larger substance
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES any of the characteristics of a substance used to describe it; like volume, mass, shape, size, color, its state
MASS the amount of matter in an object; measured in grams or kg using a pan balance. This stays constant.
VOLUME measures how much space an object is taking up; measured in milliliters (mL) for liquid using a graduated cylinder or beaker and centimeters cubed for solids using LxWxH or water diplacement
WEIGHT the amount of gravity that is pulling on an object; measure in Newtons or pounds using a scale; changes with gravitational pull
DENSITY the amount of mass for each cubic centimeter in a substance
BUOYANCY the resistance to sink (ability to float)
SURFACE TENSION a property of liquid where particles pull themselves toward each other and create a "skin" around them which keeps them together
Created by: ndouglas66