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the basic building blocks of matter

Chemical properties

describes how a material changes element

Physical properties

can be measured without changing the material. Characteristics that can be observed, described or measured.


the measure of the pull of gravity on an object


is the amount of matter in an object.


the amount of space that an object takes up


the amount of matter in a given volume


An object is _______ if it floats.

Elements combine

to make all matter

Elements cannot be

broken down by simple means

Each element has its own

physical and chemical properties

Elements are identified by

their properties

Chemical properties describe

how matter changes into other matter.

Physical properties can be seen measured without

hanging the material

Physical proberties can be

observerd, described, or measured

Examples of properties are

color, odor, mass, and volume

Weight is measured

using the spring on a scale

The amount of mass affects

the amount of weight

Mass stays

the same

Mass is measured

using a balance scale

Volume of a regular box is

Length x width x height as done in math class

Volume can be measured using

a graduated cylinder

Density is mass

divided by volume

Density is a

physical property of an object

floating depends

on an object's density and the density of the liquid it is placed in

An object will float if it's density

is less than the density of the liquid

An object will sink if it's density is

more than the density of liquid

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