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States of Matter

By Oliver Smith

Matter is anything that takes up space in our universe; we are made of matter and always surrounded by it. All matter is made from tiny particles called atoms, which are organized in the periodic table. The following activities will introduce students to the properties of matter and how particles are arranged within each state.




States of Matter

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State of Matter Vocabulary - physics and chemistry vocabulary

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  • Gas
  • Solid
  • Liquid
  • Evaporating
  • A state of matter where the particles are arranged in a random way, far apart from each other.
  • A state of matter where the particles are arranged in a regular way, close together.
  • A state of matter where the particles are arranged in a random way, close together.
  • Melting
  • If a liquid is heated, it changes to a gas. This change is called evaporating.
  • Condensing
  • States of Matter
  • Freezing
  • If a solid is heated, it changes to a liquid. This change is called melting.
  • If a gas is cooled, it changes to a liquid. This change is called condensing.
  • If a liquid is cooled, it changes to solid. This change is called freezing.

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