11 terms

Houghton mifflin Science Grade 4 chapter 12

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Atom
The smallest particle of matter that has the properties of that matter.
Matter
Anything that has mass and takes up space.
Molecule
A single particle of matter made up of two or more atoms joined together.
Physical property
A characteristic of matter that can be measured or observed without changing matter into something new.
States of matter
The three forms that matter usually takes: solid, liquid, and gas.
Metric system
A system of measurement based on multiples.
Mass
The amount of matter in an object.
Volume
1.The amount of space that matter takes up.
2.The loudness of a sound.
Weight
The measure of the pull of gravity on an object.
Chemical Property
A characteristic of matter that can be observed only when matter is changed into a new kind of matter.
Density
The amount of matter in a given space, or a given volume.

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