Natural and Man Made & Matter

Natural resources, Man made products and Matter

Natural Resources

Everyday things available in nature: lakes, trees, minerals, animals~ all these (and many more) are natural resources.
Learn Grade 2 - EVS - Natural Resources

Man Made Resources

Things made by people, using some natural resources to make and improve things that help us.
MAN-MADE vs NATURE (The Wonders of Nature) 1080p HD

What is Matter?


The air you breathe, the chair you are sitting in!

Even this kitten is matter!

Sing along!

Anyone know the hand motions? Have fun!!
Solid Liquid Gas - They Might Be Giants - official video
Matter Song

Three states of Matter

SOLID freeze

GAS evaporate



In a solid, particles are packed tightly together so they are unable to move about very much. Particles of a solid have very low kinetic energy. The electrons of each atom are in motion, so the atoms have a small vibration, but they are fixed in their position. Solids have a definite shape. They do not conform to the shape of the container in which they are placed. They also have a definite volume. The particles of a solid are already so tightly packed together that increasing pressure will not compress the solid to a smaller volume.




In the liquid phase, the particles of a substance have more kinetic energy than those in a solid. The liquid particles are not held in a regular arrangement, but are still very close to each other so liquids have a definite volume. Liquids, like solids, cannot be compressed. Particles of a liquid have just enough room to flow around each other, so liquids have an indefinite shape. A liquid will change shape to conform to its container. Force is spread evenly throughout the liquid, so when an object is placed in a liquid, the liquid particles are displaced by the object.

The magnitude of the upward buoyant force is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object. When the buoyant force is equal to the force of gravity pulling down on the object’s mass, the object will float. This principle of buoyancy was discovered by the Greek mathematicianArchimedes who, according to legend, sprang from his bath and ran naked through the streets shouting "Eureka!"




Gas particles have a great deal of space between them and have high kinetic energy. If unconfined, the particles of a gas will spread out indefinitely; if confined, the gas will expand to fill its container. When a gas is put under pressure by reducing the volume of the container, the space between particles is reduced, and the pressure exerted by their collisions increases. If the volume of the container is held constant, but the temperature of the gas increases, then the pressure will also increase. Gas particles have enough kinetic energy to overcome intermolecular forces that hold solids and liquids together, thus a gas has no definite volume and no definite shape.


2nd Grade Matter Song
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Matter Rap

Created by Katherine Trant

I hope you all have a wonderful time exploring Matter! I know we are going to have so much fun with our experiments in class! Happy Learning!