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Solids are the thickest forms of matter.  All the molecules in a solid are tightly fitted together, so the molecules canít move around very much.  Solids are made up of different parts or compounds.  Unlike liquids or gases, solids stay the same shape.

Examples of solids:  wood, rock, and metal

The wood block is solid. A solid has a certain size and shape. The wood block does not change size or shape. Other examples of solids are the computer, the desk, and the floor.

You can change the shape of solids. You change the shape of sheets of lumber by sawing it in half or burning it. How might you change the shape of a piece of gum?

Matter is everywhere. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. Matter can be as big as an elephant or as tiny as a grain of sand. No one can tell what forms of matter make up planet earth.


By Jake

By Jake


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