What’s the matter with matter?. Grade 5 Science Standards 1b, 1e. What is matter? -Matter is anything that has volume and mass. What is mass? The amount of ‘stuff’ inside matter. What is volume? The space that matter occupies. It can be equal to length x width x volume.
Grade 5 ScienceStandards 1b, 1e
-Matter is anything that has volume and mass.
What is mass?
The amount of ‘stuff’ inside matter.
What is volume?
The space that matter occupies. It can be equal to length x width x volume.
Which has more mass, a brick or a pillow?
Which has more ‘stuff’ in it?
A triple beam balance is used to measure mass.
This cute puppy is small! It does not take up a lot of space…
This balloon is huge! It takes up a lot of space!
All of these are examples of matter… Why?
Ink diffuses in water because it consists of tiny particles that move!
Water Molecule (H2O)
Oxygen (O2) is the gas we all breathe. It consists of two Oxygen atoms bonded together.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the gas plants use to make food. It consists of two Oxygen atoms bonded to a Carbon atom.
Methane (CH4) is a gas we use as fuel. It consists of four Hydrogen atoms bonded to a Carbon atom.
Salt (NaCl) occurs as a crystal. Its particles are organized into well-arranged patterns.
Starch is made up of long molecules with thousands of C, H, and O atoms linked together!
1) Matter is all around us, it is anything that has mass and occupies space.
2) Mass is the stuff making up matter, volume is the space that matter occupies.
3) All matter is made up of tiny particles called atoms.
4) Atoms can combine to form molecules. Examples are water (H2O), salt (NaCl), carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2).
5) Scientists have used such technology as ‘electron microscopy’ to look at atoms and molecules.
6) Molecules come in all shapes and sizes. Some are crystalline.