O: You will be able to explain matter. Do Now: What do you think matter is? What are some examples of matter?
Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. • Everything in the universe that you can see or touch is made up of some type of matter.
Volume • All matter takes up space. • The amount of space that matter occupies is its volume. • Can two objects take up the same space at the same time?
The formula for volume is: Length x Width x Height
Mass • Another characteristic of all matter is mass. • Mass is the amount of matter in an object. • Your mass never changes, no matter where you go in the universe,
Weight • Your weight is only the measure of the force of gravity on you. • It will change if you leave the surface of the Earth.
Homework • 1. In Your Own Words (IYOW) What is matter? • 2. What is volume? Why is it important? • 3. What is the difference between mass and weight?