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Lesson 04 – States of Matter

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Read About the States of Matter

Vocabulary

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

Anything that has mass and takes up space is matter.

A solid holds its shape.

Liquids take on the shape of the container they are in.

Gases do not have a definite shape. They take on the shape of the container they are in.

States of Matter

Anything that has mass and takes up space is matter. Matter can exist in three different states—solid, liquid, or gas. Each of these states has different properties.

Comparing Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Use the table to describe and compare the shape and volume of each state of matter.

State

Shape

Volume

Solid

holds its shape

has a definite volume

Liquid

takes on the shape of its container

has a definite volume

Gas

takes on the shape of its container

does not have a definite volume

To learn more about the states of matter, watch the video by Learn Bright on Youtube.

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