Name the four states of matter.
Matter can exist in four states: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Solids have a fixed shape and volume, liquids take the shape of their container, gases fill the container, and plasma is a state of matter with charged particles. Solids, liquids, and gases can change into each other by heating and cooling. Plasma can only be created by heating gas.
The Four States of Matter
Solid - A state of matter in which particles are packed closely together and do not move around much. Liquid - A state of matter in which particles can move around each other but still stay close together. Gas - A state of matter in which particles move around freely and are not packed closely together.
Plasma, the fourth state of matter, is the most common form of matter in the universe. It is found in lightning and the stars! The three solid states of matter have their own unique properties. Solids are rigid and can't be compressed, liquids can't be compressed or stretched, and gases can be both compressed and stretched. The average human body is made up of roughly 60% water, therefore it is a liquid in the majority of our body!
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Question: What are the four states of matter? Clues: • The states of matter are solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. • Solids have a definite shape and volume. • Liquids take the shape of their container but have a definite volume. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a diagram that shows the four states of matter and label them. B. Explain the differences between the four states of matter to your partner.
What is the state of matter in which water exists in its solid form?
Which state of matter has a definite shape and volume?
What is the state of matter that has a fixed volume but no fixed shape?
Which state of matter takes both the shape and volume of its container?
What is the name given to a gas that has been cooled to a point where it becomes liquid?
Work together in pairs: Q: What are the four states of matter?