It's All About Matter!

Solid, Liquid, and Gas


The first state of matter is a solid. A solid has a definite shape and size. This means it can keep its own shape. The molecules in a solid are tightly packed together. They can jiggle and shake, but they do not move from place to place. An example of a solid is ice.


Liquids are another state of matter. It has a definite volume, but not a definite shape. The molecules in a liquid are more spread out. An example of a liquid is water.


Gas is the last state of matter. Gas is found all around you! It has no shape or volume. It moves around very fast and the molecules move all around. An exampled of a gas is water vapor.