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Lesson 02 – Properties of Matter

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Read About the Properties of Matter

Vocabulary

Can you find where all the definitions are in the text?

Properties are characteristics that we can notice with our five senses or characteristics that we can measure or test.

How easily a substance dissolves in a liquid.

How easily a substance dissolves in a liquid.

How well light passes through a substance.

How easily an object changes shape.

What Are Properties?

Objects have different properties. Properties are characteristics that we can notice with our five senses or characteristics that we can measure or test.

Types of Properties

Why is it important to understand the properties of matter? People who design products consider the properties of the materials they use. For example, if you are going to make sponges or diapers, you will need to consider the absorbency of the materials you use. Materials and the products we make from them are all made of matter.

To learn more about properties, watch the video by Crash Course Kids on Youtube.

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