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What is matter?

What are the three main phases or states of matter?

What are the properties of each phase or state of matter?

How does matter change at different temperatures?

Phases of water at different temperatures
Phases of copper at different temperatures
Phases of nitrogen at different temperatures
Atoms are the smallest particles of matter. What do these atoms look like? What is the structure of an atom?
Name the three main parts of an atom.

Atoms make elements. Elements have only one kind of atoms. How are these elements organized?

What happens when elements combine with each other?

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The Case of the Mystery Matter Part 2



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