My Five States of Matter Booklet

By: Janiya Talley

 

3rd Period

 

Table of Contents

 

  • 1………………….................…………………………………………....……..Title Page

  • 2………………………………………................………………………....…..Table of Contents

  • 3……………………………………...............………………………………..Solids With Description

  • 4…………………………………………………...............…………………..Examples of Solids

  • 5……………………………………………………...............…………....…..Liquids With Description

  • 6……………………………………………………..............………………..Examples of Liquids

  • 7………………………………………………………..............……….....….Gases With Description

  • 8………………………………………………………………..............……..Examples of Gases

  • 9………………………………………………………………..............……..Plasma With Description

  • 10.............................................................................Examples of Plasma 

Gases With Description

 

Solids can be hard like a rock, soft like fur, a big rock like an asteroid, or small rocks like grains of sand. The key is that solids hold their shape and they don't flow like a liquid. Particles are packed tightly together and they are unable to move very much. Particles of a solid have low kinetic energy.

Liquid With Description

 

 

Liquids are found between the solid and gas states. Liquids fill the shape of any container they are in. They are difficult to compress. In liquids, the particles of a substance have more kinetic energy than those in a solid. The liquid particles are not held in a regular arrangement, but are still very close to each other so liquids have a definite volume. Liquids will change shape to conform in containe it's held in.

 Gases With Description

 

Gases can fill a container of any size or shape. It doesn't matter how big the container is. The molecules spread out to fill the whole space equally. Gas particles have a large amount of space between them. They also have high kinetic energy. If left unconfined particles will spread out indefinately, but if they are confined they will only expand to the shape of the container.

 

Plasma With Description

 

Plasma is not a common matter on Earth, however, its the most common state of matter in the universe. Plasma consists of highly charged particles with extremely high kinetic energy. Stars are essentially superheated balls of plasma.