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Matter
anything that takes up space, has mass, and has properties that you can observe and describe
Buoyancy
the upward force of water or air in an object
Mass
the amount of matter making up an object
Solid
a form of matter that has a definite shape and takes up a definite amount of space
Liquid
a form of matter that takes up a definite amount of space and has NO definite shape
gas
a form of matter that DOES NOT take up a definite amount of space and has no definite shape
metric system
a system of measurement based on units of 10
length
the number of units that fit along one edge of something
area
the number of unit squares that fit inside a surface
volume
how much space an object takes up
weight
the measure of the pull of gravity between an object and Earth
density
the amount of matter in a given space
element
a substance made up of only one type of matter
mixture
two or more types of matter that are mixed together; each keeping its own chemical properties
filter
a tool used to separate things by size
evaporation
the change of a liquid to a gas
compound
a substance made when twoor more elements are joined; each losing its own properties.