Lesson 1 Notes

In the blank space at the
top of your paper,
write three things
that take up space.
Share your list with a partner.
Share out with the class.
1. Anything that has mass and
takes up space is matter.
2. The amount of matter in an
object is the object’s mass.
3. Matter takes up space, so
matter has volume.
4. Matter has many
characteristics, or properties that
can be used to describe it.
5. To measure mass scientists
use a tool called a balance.
6. The ability of a material to
dissolve in liquids is another
property of some types of matter.
7. Properties that can not be seen
can still be measured.
On your paper in the margin,
please write what you think are two
properties of matter that you can’t
see, but can still be measured.
Share with your partner.
Add one more to your list that you
heard in the class discussion.
8. Wood floats on water because
wood has the property of
9. The different forms that matter
can take are called states of
10. The state of matter that has a
definite shape and a definite
volume is the solid state.
11. The particles in a solid are
packed tightly, often in a regular
12. When matter in the liquid
state is moved from one
container to another, it keeps
the same volume but takes the
shape of its container.
13. Oxygen is a gas because it
takes the shape and volume of
the container in which it is
14. Particles in a gas move about
15. When you use something
again, you reuse matter.
16. Matter can end up in landfills
or oceans.
17. Matter can be recycled, or
made into something else.
18. Metal, paper, plastic, and
glass can be recycled.
19. Do you think you can
describe an object without using
its properties?
19. You can’t describe an object
without using its properties
because anything that is used to
describe an object is one of its
properties. The shape, mass,
volume, length, color, and other
characteristics are all properties.