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Physical Science (all year) Vocabulary

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matter
anything that has mass and takes up space
volume
the amount of space occupied by an object
meniscus
the curve at a liquid's surface by which one measures the volume of the liquid
mass
a measure of the amount of matter in an object
weight
a measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object
inertia
the tendency of an object to resist being moved or, if the object is moving, to resist a change in speed or direction until an outside force acts on the object
density
the ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance
physical property
a characteristic of a substance that does not involve a chemical change, such as density or hardness
physical change
a change of matter from one form to another without a change in chemical properties
chemical property
a property of matter that describes a substance's ability to participate in chemical reactions
chemical change
a change that occurs when one or more substances change into entirely new substances with different properties