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Matter Vocabulary


matter anything that takes up space and has mass
states of matter the forms that matter can take; solid, liquid, or gas
property something about matter that you can observe using your senses
atom one of the tiny particles that make up all of matter
mass amount of matter
volume amount of space matter takes up
density measure of the amount of matter in a certain amount of space
solid matter that has a definite shape and takes up a definite amount of space
liquid matter that does not have a definite shape but takes up a definite amount of space
gas the form of matter which has no shape, has particles that are not connected to each other, and takes up whatever space is available
buoyancy the ability to float in liquid (or air)
physical change a change that makes matter look different without becoming a new substance
chemical change a change that causes one kind of matter to become a different kind of matter
mixture two or more kinds of matter that are placed together but can be easily separated
solution a mixture in which one or more substances dissolves in another
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