Students know materials can be classified by their observable physical and chemical properties (e.g., magnetism, conductivity, density, and solubility).
Matter has various states with unique properties that can be used as a basis for organization. The relationship between the properties of matter and its structure is an essential component of study in the physical sciences. The understanding of matter and its properties leads to practical applications, such as the capability to liberate elements from ore, create new drugs, manipulate the structure of genes and synthesize polymers.
Students understand properties of objects and materials.
- Properties of Matter