What is Matter? BY: Levi harville

Matter is basically anything that takes up space like such as in humans, plants, buses, cars, animals and buildings.

Matter is classified as a Pure Substance or Mixture

Pure Substances

Pure substance: substances that are made of only one type of atom or only one type of molecule (a group of atoms bonded together).


Compounds: a Pure Substance composed of two or more different atoms chemically bonded to one another

Like Water

What are elements?

Element: a substance consisting of atoms which all have the same number of protons - i.e. the same atomic number


What is Mixtures?

Mixtures is a combination of two or more pure substances

This is a mixture

There are two types of Mixtures

Homogeneous & Heterogeneous

What are Homogeneous Mixtures

Homogeneous: a solid, liquid or gaseous mixture that has the same proportions of its component throughout a given sample.

Exactly like a Dr. Pepper

What are heterogeneous mixtures?

Heterogeneous: made of different substances that remain physically seperate

Solutions & Colloids

Solutions: a homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances

Colloids: a mixture in which one substance of microscopically dispersed insoluble particles is suspended throughout another substance


Created with images by jeffreyw - "Mmm... mushroom burger" • bella67 - "drip drop of water wave" • Science Activism - "008 Oxygen - Periodic Table of Elements" • Meditations - "america american baked" • midnightcomm - "Dr Pepper (soda/pop)"

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