Properties are characteristics that are unique to each substance and allow us to distinguish that substance from others. These properties can be described as physical or chemical.

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Physical Properties:
Characteristics that can be observed without making changes to the composition of the substance; you can physically observe these properties with your senses, or in some cases by changing the temperature. The changes such as melting or a change in shape can be easily reversed in most cases.


Some examples:
  • states of matter
  • color
  • size
  • odor
  • density
  • dissolving
  • conductivity
  • smell
  • freezing point
  • boiling point
  • melting point
  • temperature

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Chemical Properties:
Characteristics that can be observed while a substance is undergoing a reaction, and a change to their internal structure is made. It is also in many cases irreversible and if not, it is extremely hard to reverse.

Some examples:
  • flammability
  • toxicity
  • reactivity
  • heat of combustion
  • reactivity with water
  • PH

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Check out these interactive websites to learn more
about physical and chemical properties:

http://vital.cs.ohio.edu/?page_id=161

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/matter-chemical--physical.html

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/materialproperties.html

http://www.strangematterexhibit.com/structure.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/cigarette/onfire.html

http://www.physics-chemistry-interactive-flash-animation.com/chemistry_interactive/combustion_of_carbon.htm

http://www.physics-chemistry-interactive-flash-animation.com/chemistry_interactive/chemical_reaction_iron_hydrochloric_acid.htm

http://phet.colorado.edu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Chemistry-Sim-Curriculum-Alignment.pdf

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/changes-in-matter-games/changes-in-matter-matchit.html

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/matter-9-studyjams-interactive-science-activities