States of Matter – Response to Text

States of Matter – Response to Text

Answer each question to the best of your ability, using full sentences and make sure to include detail in your responses.


  1.   What are the three states of matter commonly found on Earth, and what are TWO of their properties?


State #1:Solid State #2:Liquid  State #3:Gas
Property #1:Solid is a hard substance like brick or wood. There are many different ways to create the substance of liquid. Property #1LIquid is a wet substance like juice or water liquids can be shown in many different ways just like the image right above. Property #1Gas is an airy substance. It is just air like farts,Oxygen or steam.
Property #2:Solids can be created from liquid like when you shake cream in a jar it transforms into butter. Property #2 Liquids are an easy type of substance that is very easy to get into things. Property #2 You can create steam by boiling hot water in a pot and steam is formed.


  1. What is the fourth state of matter called?
  1. Electrons
  2. Particles
  3. Plasma
  4. Laser


  1. What happens to the speed of molecules when the temperature increases?
  1. They move quicker#
  2. They move slower
  3. They move at the same speed
  4. They explode.


  1. Explain what happens to the molecules in a liquid when they are cooled down to their freezing point.


the average energy of the molecules decreases


  1. Explain what happens to the molecules in a liquid when they are heated to their boiling point.


More energetic ,molecules change to a gas,spread out,and form bubbles.These rise to the surface and enter the atmosphere.


  1. What could be the reason for the fact that gases can be compressed more easily than solids or liquids?


Gases are compressible because most values of a gas is composed of the large amounts of empty space between the gas particles.


  1. Explain how each of these jobs might need to understand and work with different types of matter. (You may need to research to find out more)


Job Gas Liquid Solid
Baker Carbon dioxide  water flour


Compressed air water Dry ice 
Welder carbon dioxide welding fluid Metal


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