What is Matter? Matter is anything that takes up space and weight! The states of matter include; solid,liquid, gas, plasma and Bose-Einstein Condensates. All states of matter are made up of atoms. An atom is like a building block. It makes up everything you see! Each state of matter has a different patterns of atoms. The different patterns of atoms are what make the states of matter so much different than each other.
What is a Bose-Einstein Condensate? <ul><li>This state of matter is a new edition to the crew.
It all starts when the atoms start to get cold, really cold.
When the atoms get cold, they get closer and begin to clump up.
When the atoms clump up, they become one big blob that all look the same. </li></ul>
What is a Solid? <ul><li>Solids are usually hard because of their atomic structure.
Solids have tightly packed molecules. The closer the molecules, the harder the solid.
Gases can fill any container regardless of size or shape. </li></ul>
What in the World is Plasma? <ul><li>Plasma isn't found very often.
Plasma's are a lot like gases but plasmas are made up of free electrons and ions of the element.
Plasmas are mostly found in the atmosphere. </li></ul>
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