# Matter Properties Notes

Matter: Properties and Changes Notes
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Solid: Definite shape and volume
Liquid: No definite shape and definite volume
Gas: No definite shape and no definite volume
Mass: The amount of matter in an object.
Volume: The amount of space an object takes up.
Regular object: Length x Width X Height
Irregular object: Water displacement
Density: The mass per unit of volume. (Density = Mass divided by Volume)
Example:
Physical Properties: A characteristic of matter that you can observe or measure without
changing the identity of the matter.
Physical Properties Examples:
Texture: How the surface of an object feels.
Melting Point: The temperature at which a solid changes to a liquid.
Boiling Point: The temperature at which a liquid changes to a gas.
Solubility: When one substance has the ability to dissolve into another substance.
Malleability: Ability of a substance to be rolled or hammered into sheets.
Ductility: Ability of a substance to be pulled or stretched.
Chemical Properties: The ability or inability of a substance to combine with or change into one
or more new substances.
*A sure sign that a chemical change has occurred is the creation of a new substance.
Chemical Properties Examples:
Flammability: Ability to burn.
Rust: A substance that forms when iron reacts with water and oxygen.
Law of Conservation of Mass: The total mass before a chemical reaction is the same as the
total mass after a chemical reaction.
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a. Computer
b. Ruler
c. Any wood block from the box
d. You may use the calculators at your table.
Quietly go back to your seat. No talking!
Go to www.hmsscience.com on your computer.
Go to Study ……..then to Volume
Watch Video #1: How to use a ruler in centimeters.
Watch Video #2: How to find the volume of an object.
What is the formula for finding volume? _____________________________________
Write down the number that is written on your wood block and then calculate the volume.
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Volume_______________
Take your block back to the box and grab a different block.
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Volume_______________
Do this 3 more times.
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Volume_______________
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Volume_______________
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Volume_______________
You may return your blocks and ruler, and go to www.legendsoflearning. Put this sheet in your
green science folder.
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You will need:
a. Computer
b. Graduated Cylinder (The test tube looking thing)
Matter: Properties and Changes Notes
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2. Quietly go back to your seat. No talking!
3. Go to www.hmsscience.com on your computer.
4. Go to Study ……..then to Volume
5. Watch Video #3: How to find the volume of an irregular object.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You will need to start with a dice or a white spoon. It doesn’t matter which order.
*HINT* It doesn’t matter where the starting water level is. The only thing that matters is that
the object is completely under the water.
Dice
Starting volume___________ Final Volume___________ Answer _______________
White Spoon
Starting volume___________ Final Volume___________ Answer _______________
Dry off your area with a paper towel. Take back your supplies.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Grab a ruler from the ruler drawer.
Use your knowledge from yesterday to find the volume of a dice. You can use the calculator
online if you need it. Just google search for calculator.
Volume of dice ____________________
Put away all of your supplies.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Watch Video #4 - (1 minutes 50 seconds)