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ABC Education Types of Matter

Overview

Grab a powerful magnifying glass and have a look at what's really going on in motley assortment of substances on a patio.

Pick each substance, and magnify it right down to the atomic level so that you can see the particles it consists of. This will help you to sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged and how they move.

So is each substance a solid, liquid or gas?