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  • Do you ever wonder what things are made of? The glasses you drink from, the  clothes you wear, the floor beneath your feet?
  • You may think, well that´s easy! Glass, fabric, and wood. But more than that; what´s the wood made of? Trees? What are trees made of?
  • What about on a smaller level?
  • Take a glass of water for example, it´s actually made of tiny things called molecules.
  • In liquids, the molecules stay in a certain place, but have enough energy to slide past each other.
  • Depending on whether you add or take away energy, matter (anything that has mass and takes up space) can change its state.  Imagine freezing or boiling water; when you freeze water, it changes from a liquid to a solid. When you boil water, it changes from a liquid to a gas.
  • If you were to change a liquid to a solid, you would need to take away energy. The molecules wouldn't be able to move past each other, they would instead stay in a rigid pattern and shake in place.
  • And if you  were to change a liquid to a gas, you would add even more energy. The molecules in gas don't stay in place at all, they move around as freely as they want.
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