# Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space

## What do scientists call anything that takes up space and has mass?

Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. Mass is the amount of matter or “stuff” in a certain object. The amount of space an object takes up is its.

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Matter is defined as anything that takes up space and has mass. Everything around you is made up of matter. Matter is a generic term for the "stuff" around you. Taking up space means that an object has a measurable size or volume. Mass is a property of matter that is a measure of its resistance to acceleration. Another property of matter is that has a gravitational force, such that objects attract each other with a weak force.

If everything around us is matter, what about germs? Why isn't matter being created or destroyed today? It took mankind tens of thousands of years to figure out that air existed, let alone that it was matter. It was only in recent human history that we figured out anything about air. Proving that air is matter is analogous to today's physics experiments where you cannot see the object of your study, but have to define its properties and its existence from indirect evidence.

Description of lesson: Students will experiment with a substance called Goop. They will describe the properties of the Goop and predict what form of matter it is in. Grade level: I will use this lesson with a first grade class. The Alabama Course of Study p. Number 2 says: Students will describe findings from investigating solids and liquids. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space.

Can you name 10 examples of matter? Matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space. Everything is made of matter, so any object you can name consists of matter. Basically, if it takes up space and has mass, it's matter. Any physical object consists of matter. It's all matter. Not everything you encounter in the world is matter.

In science, mass is usually measured using grams, or for bigger objects, kilograms.,

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## Definition of Matter

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