Properties of Matter

Vocabulary Words

A balance is used to measure mass.

1. Mass

Mass is the amount of matter in an object.

2. Volume

Volume is the amount of space an object takes up.

3. Weight

Weight is a measure of the force of gravity between Earth and an object.

4. Density

Density is a measure of how tightly packed matter is; the amount of mass contained in a given volume.

The water is pushing up on the boat.

5. Buoyancy

Buoyancy is the upward push on an object by liquid (or gas) the object is placed in.

The metal pot is a conducts heat.

6. Conduct

Conduct means to allow heat to flow through readily.

7. Insulate

Insulate means to not allow heat or electricity to flow though readily.

8. Solubility

Solubility means to dissolve in water.

9. Magnetism

Magnetism means to attract a magnet.

10. State of Matter

State of matter means any of the forms matter can exist in.

11. Melting Point

Melting point is the temperature at which a solid changes state into a liquid.

12. Boiling Point

Boiling Point means the temperature at which a liquid changes state into a gas.

13. Freezing Point

Freezing Point is the temperature at which a liquid changes state into a solid.

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