PhysSci3: Physical Properties of Matter Reading Questions
 1. Characteristics of matter that can be observed and measured are known asA) special changesB) special propertiesC) physical propertiesD) chemical changes2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a physical property?A) migrationB) odorC) magneticD) color3. The way something smells is known as -A) colorB) textureC) melting pointD) odor4. The boiling point of water is -A) 0 degrees CelsiusB) 10 degrees CelsiusC) 100 degrees CelsiusD) 212 degrees Celsius5. The melting point of water is -A) 10 degrees CelsiusB) 0 degrees CelsiusC) 212 degrees CelsiusD) 100 degrees Celsius6. Which of the following is true?A) The melting point of water is 100 degrees Celsius.B) The boiling point of all liquids is 100 degrees Celsius.C) The boiling point of water is greater in the summer than the winter.D) The boiling point of water is a constant 100 degrees Celsius.7. When a substance reaches its melting point, it changes from a -A) solid to a liquidB) liquid to a solidC) liquid to a gasD) gas to a liquid8. Mark watched his mother cooking dinner. She placed a pot of water on the stove and began to heat it up. After a few minutes, steam began to rise from the pot. About what temperature is the water in the pot?A) 0 degrees CelsiusB) 100 degrees CelsiusC) 500 degrees CelsiusD) 50 degrees Celsius9. The term "physical properties" in paragraph 1 means -A) a substance that does not allow electricity to pass through it easilyB) how a substance smellsC) a characteristic of matter that cannot be observed, measured, or changedD) a characteristic of matter that can be observed or measured and can be changed without changing the matter itself10. What does the word "texture" mean in paragraph 2?A) how a substance feels or looksB) how a substance tastesC) how a substance livesD) how a substance smells11. What does the word "odor" mean in paragraph 2?A) a substance that does not allow electricity to pass through it easilyB) how a substance smellsC) how a substance feels or looksD) a substance that allows electricity to pass through it easily12. What does the word "conductor" mean in paragraph 2?A) how a substance smellsB) a substance that allows electricity to pass through it easilyC) a substance that does not allow electricity to pass through it easilyD) how a substance feels or looks13. What does the word "insulator" mean in paragraph 2?A) the temperature at which a solid changes into a liquidB) the description of a substance attracted to a magnetic forceC) a substance that does not allow electricity to pass through it easilyD) a substance that allows electricity to pass through it easily14. What does the word "magnetic" mean in paragraph 2?A) the description of a substance attracted to a magnetic forceB) the temperature at which a solid changes into a liquidC) a substance that allows electricity to pass through it easilyD) a substance that does not allow electricity to pass through it easily15. The term "boiling point" in paragraph 2 refers to -A) the temperature at which a solid changes into a liquidB) the description of a substance attracted to a magnetic forceC) a substance that does not allow electricity to pass through it easilyD) the temperature at which a liquid changes into a gas16. The term "melting point" in paragraph 2 refers to -A) the temperature at which a solid changes into a liquidB) the description of a substance attracted to a magnetic forceC) a substance that does not allow electricity to pass through it easilyD) the temperature at which a liquid changes into a gas
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