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Ch 2: Holt Physical Science Chapter 2: The Properties of Matter

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The Properties of Matter chapter of this Holt Physical Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential physical science lessons on the properties of matter. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Properties of Matter textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Physical Science Properties of Matter chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the properties of matter topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Physical and chemical properties of matter
  • Calculating the volumes of basic shapes
  • Differences and calculations of mass and weight
  • Distinguishing between inertia and mass

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9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Holt Physical Science Chapter 2: The Properties of Matter
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Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

1. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

Matter, or material substances, are identified based on their physical and chemical properties. Explore how this process works and learn how chemists use different properties to determine the classification of matter.

How to Measure Liquid Volume

2. How to Measure Liquid Volume

There are many tools for measuring liquid volume. The tool you use will depend on how much liquid you have to measure and how precise you need to be. Learn how graduated cylinders and burets are used to get accurate liquid volume measurements.

What Is a Meniscus? - Definition, Uses & Lab Examples

3. What Is a Meniscus? - Definition, Uses & Lab Examples

A meniscus is a curve at the surface of a liquid in a container. Learn the definition of a meniscus, discover how they can be concave or convex, and review how to read a meniscus, explore their uses, and see lab examples.

How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

4. How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

The volume of a basic shape like a sphere is 4/3*pi*r^3 and the volume of a cube or prism is h(pi*r^2). Learn how to calculate the volumes of these other basic shapes with a series of examples.

Using Displacement to Calculate the Volume of an Object

5. Using Displacement to Calculate the Volume of an Object

In physics, calculating the volume of solid objects with unusual shapes can be challenging. Learn how to use displacement to calculate the volume of an object, regardless of its shape, and review Archimedes' discovery and how to find volume by displacement.

Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations

6. Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations

Mass is the amount of stuff, or matter, that an object contains, while weight is the force on that object because of gravity. Learn the differences between mass and weight, how to calculate them, and how to perform conversions using Newtons and kilograms.

Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass

7. Distinguishing Between Inertia and Mass

Inertia is an object's capacity in resisting change of motion, whereas mass is the amount of matter contained. Explore each of these concepts and learn to distinguish them and their properties in the real world.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

8. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

Matter constantly changes. Learn about the three states of matter, which are gas, liquid, and solid, and understand the differences in chemical versus physical changes in matter.

Comparing Reversible & Irreversible Physical & Chemical Changes

9. Comparing Reversible & Irreversible Physical & Chemical Changes

A substance that changes form has undergone a physical change, which might be reversible. A substance that transforms into a different substance has undergone a chemical change, which is harder to reverse. Learn about reversible and irreversible changes.

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