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scientist demonstrates how matter is made of particles using a vacuum chamber
PARTICLES OF MATTER DEFINITION

Matter is anything that has weight and takes up space. A particle is the smallest possible unit of matter. Understanding that matter is made of tiny particles too small to be seen can help us understand the behavior and properties of matter.

To better understand how the 3 states of matter work….

PARTICLES OF MATTER DEFINITION. Matter is anything that has weight and takes up space. A particle is the smallest possible unit of matter. Understanding that matter is made of tiny particles too small to be seen can help us understand the behavior and properties of matter. To better understand how the 3 states of matter work….

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

All matter is made of particles that are too small to be seen.

diagram showing the size of a human hair compared to an atom

Everything you can see and touch is made of matter. It is all the “stuff” in the universe.

Things that are not made of matter include energy, and ideas like peace and love.

Matter is made up of small particles that are too small to be seen, even with a powerful microscope. They are so small that you would have to put about 100,000 particles in a line to equal the width of a human hair!