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States of Matter Poster

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 2 pages | Years: 2 - 7

A poster showing the States of Matter.

Content includes:

What is matter?
Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. It has properties which can be measured, such as mass, volume, density and colour, as well as qualitative properties such as taste and smell. The three common states of matter are solids, liquids and gases.

Solid – A solid is matter that has definite size and shape.

Liquid – A liquid is matter that takes the shape of any container.

Gas – Gas is matter that has no definite shape. Gases take on the  shape of whatever container they are in.

States of Water – Water is a great example of the three states of matter. At room temperature, it is a liquid. When it’s frozen it becomes a solid in the form of ice. When it’s heated to boiling point it turns to gas in the form of steam.


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  • Lea Murphy

    The file doesn't download correctly. My computer says that there is an error and it is unreadable.

    • Scott (Teach Starter)

      Hi Lea, Thank you for your comment. This issue has now been resolved. Please feel free to try downloading this resource again now. If you have any further questions, simply reply to this comment and I will be happy to assist further. Kind regards, Scott

  • Kel R

    Hi, The word 'Balloon' is not spelt correctly 'baloon' pointing to the balloon. Thought you'd like to know. Kel:)

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      Hi Kel, thank you so much for spotting this typo! We have updated the resource now and it's ready for you to download. Kind regards, Scott