MEANING OF MATTER
Matter is around. Everything around us is made of matter – both living and non living made up of matter. The air, water, soil, rocks, plants, animals and even people are examples of matter.
Matter is everything around us that occupies space and has mass. Living and non living things are classified as matters in term of solids, liquids, and gases.
IDENTIFICATION OF MATTER
Matter is everything around us. Matter includes the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat, crops we plant, animals we rear, etc. even our own body.
CLASSIFICATION OF MATTER
Matter can be classified as –
1. Living and non living things
2. Solid, liquid and gas
SOLID, LIQUID AND GAS
Matter exists in several different forms, called states. There are three (3) States of matter – Solid, Liquid and Gas
1. SOLID FORM
Solid matter is any object that has its own form and shape. Examples of solid objects are floors, pencils, plants, trees, cars, skin, books, ice, chairs, computers, etc.
2. LIQUID FORM
Liquid matter takes the shape of its container. It takes the shape of any object – cup, bowl, bottle, etc. that holds it. Examples of liquid are water, juice, oil, pap, tea, blood, kerosene, groundnut oil, etc.
3. GAS FORM
Gas is any substance like the air we breathe, steam from boiling water, smoke from the firewood, or exhaust from cars.
Teacher asks students to,
1. Define the term, matter.
2. Write short note on the following –
3. Matter is everything around us. Discuss.