Hi! My name is Carla Autry, and I am a fifth grade teacher at J. D. Lever Elementary in Aiken, South Carolina. I teach two fifth grade classes with 21 students in each.


Properties of Matter

Everything we see, touch, taste, and smell is matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. We can tell different substances, or objects of matter apart by their characteristics or properties. Some of these properties are color, taste, and odor. Some properties of a substance always stay the same. For example, the color, taste, and smell of an orange are the same whether the orange is small or large, whole or sliced.



1. Describe what matter is.

2. What are some properties of matter?

3. Describe an orange according to its properties.


Steck-Vaughn Company. (date unknown) Physical Science 5: Unit 3: It Matters!, SV 3764-x


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