Physical Properties

by: Sara Chang

Buoyancy

The upward 'push' liquid exerts to an object less dense than itself.

The tendency to float in water (liquid) or air, or gas.

If you put styrofoam in water, it will float because it is less dense than water.

A piece of granite will sink because it is denser than water.

Heat

Heat is the degree of warmth or hotness.

Also, heat energy molecules move in a very disorderly way.

An example of heat: The heater in your house gives off heat, the warm air.

Conductor

A substance (any object) that conducts heat, light, sound, or especially electric charge.

Insulator

A material (object) that insulates, especially a unconductor of heat, light, sound, and electric charge.

Magnetism

The force exerted by a magnetic field.

The property of attraction exerted by magnets.

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