Matter Vocabulary

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Published on February 9, 2008

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Matter Vocabulary By M ónica Alonso

matter Anything that has mass and takes up space and has properties that you can observed and describe.

Anything that has mass and takes up space and has properties that you can observed and describe.

buoyancy The upward force of water or air on an object. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lasalle/buoybasics.html

The upward force of water or air on an object.

mass The amount of matter in an object.

The amount of matter in an object.

solid The state of matter that has a definite shape and a definite volume.

The state of matter that has a definite shape and a definite volume.

liquid The state of matter that has a definite volume but no definite shape.

The state of matter that has a definite volume but no definite shape.

gas The state of matter that does not have a definite shape or volume.

The state of matter that does not have a definite shape or volume.

Measuring Matter

metric system A system of measurement based on units of 10. http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/everyday.htm

A system of measurement based on units of 10.

length The number of units that fit along one edge of something.

The number of units that fit along one edge of something.

area The number of unit square that fit inside of surface. Example:   area = 9 square units

The number of unit square that fit inside of surface.

volume the amount of space that something takes up.  

the amount of space that something takes up.  

weight The measure of the pull of gravity between an object and Earth.

The measure of the pull of gravity between an object and Earth.

density The amount of matter in a given space.

The amount of matter in a given space.

What Matter Is Made Of.

element A substance made up of only one kind of atom.

A substance made up of only one kind of atom.

mixture A blending of two or more types of matter that are not chemically combined.

A blending of two or more types of matter that are not chemically combined.

filter A tool used to separate things by size.

A tool used to separate things by size.

evaporation Is the change of liquid to gas.

Is the change of liquid to gas.

More About Matter

conductor Materials that transfers heat well.

Materials that transfers heat well.

convection The movement of heat in liquids and gases from warmer areas to cooler areas. http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/science07/index4.html

The movement of heat in liquids and gases from warmer areas to cooler areas.

chemical property A property that involves how a substance interacts with other substances.

A property that involves how a substance interacts with other substances.

chemical change a change in matter that makes new matter.   When metal rusts, it is a chemical change. http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/science07/index4.htm l

a change in matter that makes new matter.  

When metal rusts,

it is a chemical change.

atom The smallest unit of an element that has all the properties of that element.

The smallest unit of an element that has all the properties of that element.

conduction The movement of heat between two materials that are touching.

The movement of heat between two materials that are touching.

heat The flow of thermal energy from one object to another.

The flow of thermal energy from one object to another.

compound A substance made of two or more different elements.

A substance made of two or more different elements.

insulator A material that does not transfer heat very well.

A material that does not transfer heat very well.

radiation The transfer of heat through space.

The transfer of heat through space.

physical change A change that begins and ends with the same type of matter.

A change that begins and ends with the same type of matter.

Physical property A property that involves a substance by itself. Quartz

A property that involves a substance by itself.

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