A physical property is a property or characteristic of and object or substance that can be observed, described, and measured without changing the matter.
Use a ruler or a tape measure to measure length. Units include feet, inches, meters, centimeters, ect.
Use a scale to measure mass. Units include grams, kilograms, ect.
To measure area of a rectangle, measure the lengths of two adjacent sides and multiply them together. Units include feet 2 (or square feet), inches 2 , meters 2 , centimeters 2 , ect.
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How To Observe/Measure Physical Properties, cont’d
To measure perimeter, measure around an object.
To observe texture, feel the object with your hands.
To observe elasticity, try to bend or stretch the object to see if it returns to it’s normal shape and size.
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