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thermometer
instrument for measuring temerature
states of matter
the three forms of matter-solid,liquid,and gas
volume
the amount of space an object takes up
liquid
the state in which matter has a defiite volume but no shape of its own
balance scale
an instrument used for measuring mass
mixture
two or more kinds of matter that are placed together but can be easily separated
gas
a state in which matter has no definite shape or volume
mass
the measure of how much matter an object contains
matter
anything that takes up space and has weight
temerature
the measure of how hot or cold a place or object is
evaporation
changes from a liquid state to a gas state
solid
a state in which matter has a definite shape and volume
property
somthing about an object-such as size,shape,color,or smell-that you can obseve with one or more of your senses