Changes in Matter © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4372 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Physical Changes to Matter A physical change to matter happens when matter changes size, shape, or form, but does not change the type of matter it is. For example, let’s say you cut a piece of paper into smaller pieces. The original piece of paper has undergone a physical change; it has changed both shape and size, yet, it is still paper. Chemical Changes to Matter Chemical changes to matter happen when one type of matter changes into another type of matter. For example, the matter that you start with in a campfire is wood. As the wood burns, it undergoes a chemical change – turning into gases and ashes. wood paper paper smoke (gases) ashes Metal rusting is another example of a chemical change.
© Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4372 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Pause & Review Sort the changes into two categories, either a physical change or a chemical change. Draw a line to the type of change. Changes in Matter Chemical Change Physical Change