Physical Change: Definition, Properties & Examples


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Cutting a piece of wood into two pieces is an example of which type of change?

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1. Physical changes ______change the chemical composition of a substance.

2. What are some examples of physical changes that occur in nature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this short quiz and worksheet will evaluate how well you understand physical changes. You'll need to determine what does and does not exemplify a physical change.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how well you understand the following topics:

  • What type of change is demonstrated by cutting wood
  • The relationship between physical changes and the chemical composition of a substance
  • Examples of changes that are and are not physical changes
  • Whether physical changes occur in nature
  • What type of change is demonstrated when sodium and chlorine combine

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast types of changes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on physical change in science
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what can cause physical changes and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep studying the lesson titled Physical Change: Definition, Properties & Examples for more information. You'll cover the following objectives:

  • Review examples of physical properties
  • Examine an example of physical changes involving water
  • Recognize that physical changes can be simple