Name the three states of matter?
States of Matter
Solids have a fixed shape and don't move around. Liquids take the shape of their container and can move around. Gases are invisible and can move around freely.
states of matter
Solid: A state of matter that has a fixed shape and volume.
Liquid: A state of matter that takes the shape of its container but has a fixed volume.
Gas: A state of matter that takes the shape and volume of its container.
Did you know?
A solid can actually have the properties of a liquid, such as being able to flow, if it is a 'supercooled liquid'. This happens when a liquid is cooled to a temperature below its freezing point but does not crystallize. Plasma, the fourth state of matter, is more abundant in the universe than the other three states combined. The particles in a gas are so far apart that they move independently of each other, making them the least dense of the four states of matter.
What are the three main states of matter?
What are some examples of matter in each state?
How do the states of matter differ from each other?
What might happen if the temperature of a substance changes?
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In pairs: Select one task
Question: What are the three states of matter?
Solid objects have a fixed shape and volume. Liquids take the shape of their container. Gases fill the entire volume of their container.
A: Draw a picture showing a solid, liquid, and gas in different containers. B: Explain how the states of matter are different.
What is the state of matter that has a definite shape and volume?
What is the state of matter that has a definite volume but takes the shape of its container?
What is the state of matter that does not have a definite shape or volume?
Work together in pairs: What are the three states of matter and give an example of each?