Physical Properties

By Julia Fuggetta and Danielle Ray

Physical changes can happen in any object. Some physical changes that you can observe are a change in size, a change in shape, state of matter, dissolving, evaporation, melting, freezing, boiling, condensation, and sometimes color. Physical changes don't change the identity of the object and they are REVERSABLE. A melting ice cube is an example of a physical change. It changes its state of matter but it can still be identified as an ice cube. Another example of a physical change is boiling or freezing water. You can still identity it as water but it's in a different state of matter because of the boiling or melting.
The picture next to this caption shows the process of ice melting, which is an example of a physical change.
Ice Cube - Melting
Boiling Water