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 Matter?
What is a Bose-Einstein Condensate? <ul><li>This state of matter is a new edition to the crew. </li></ul><ul><li>It all starts when the atoms start to get cold, really cold. </li></ul><ul><li>When the atoms get cold, they get closer and begin to clump up. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Solids have tightly packed molecules. The closer the molecules, the harder the solid. </li></ul><ul><li>Solids always hold their own shape. </li></ul>
What is a liquid? <ul><li>Liquid is the middle man of the states of matter, it's molecules aren't as tightly packed as solids, but not as spread out as gas and have no particular pattern. </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid always takes the shape of it's container from the bottom up. </li></ul>
What is a Gas? <ul><li>Gases are random groups of atoms that are really spread out. </li></ul><ul><li>Gases are full of energy. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Plasma's are a lot like gases but plasmas are made up of free electrons and ions of the element. </li></ul><ul><li>Plasmas are mostly found in the atmosphere. </li></ul>
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