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States of Matter

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balance
A tool used to find the mass of an object.
graduated cylinder
a tool used to measure the volume of matter.
matter
anything that has mass and takes up space
physical properties
characteristics by which matter is described.
solid
a state of matter in which matter has a definite shape
volume
the amount of space taken up by a substance
mass
the amount of matter (stuff) within a substance or an object
gram
a metric unit of measurement used for determining the mass of an object
milliliter
metric unit for measuring volume
air
the invisible mixture of odorless, tasteless gases that surround the Earth
balance
a tool used to find the mass of an object
gas
a state of matter that has mass and volume but has no definite shape and does not take up a definite amount of space
melting point
temperature at which a substance turns from a solid to a liquid
phase change
a change in the state of matter
evaporation
the process of changing a liquid to a gas through heating or the motion of air.
condensation
the process where a substance that is a gas changes into a liquid