States of Matter Poster Assignment

Solids

definition:

firm and stable in shape; not liquid or fluid.

details: very hard, has its own shape, not easily compressible
examples: apple, brick, rock

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Liquids

definition:
a fluid consistency
details: takes the shape of its container, flows easily, not compressible
examples: water, milk, soft drink
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Gases

definition:

an airlike fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity.

details: compressible, flows easily, takes the shape of its container

examples: oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen

Plasma

definition:
an ionized gas consisting of positive ions and free electrons in proportions resulting in more or less no overall electric charge
details: made of free electrons, don't happen regularly on earth, has to live in very special environments
examples: lightening, stars, the sun
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Bose-Eistein Condensate

definition:
a state of matter of a dilute gas of bosons cooled to temperatures very close to absolute zero
details: molecules come together into a liquid, several gas molecules come together, happens at low temperatures
examples: star, cold helium,
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